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Dec 27 16 11:43 AM
Dec 28 16 3:11 PM
nmpaulcp wrote:Has anyone here that was in the GW filed a claim for Prostate cancer? I am suprised there are not more people that have.
Mar 30 17 11:07 AM
Mar 30 17 2:36 PM
melanieandmike wrote:Hello,My significant other is a Gulf War Vet (Army Medic), turned 50 last fall. Just diagnosed with Prostrate cancer, no family history. Next week get its rating & understand more on next steps...(I'm a disabilities advocate in my spare time, primary exposure is invisible disabilities - Helping kids and their parents navigate school systems and help adults with related issues…Started branching out to VA advocacy realm last fall).
I will try to post various topic related information I come across as I pursue related causality findings / trends relative to GWS angle with Prostrate cancer as well as his below issues.
Do feel VA s/b doing blood test for PSA levels on all vets from the Gulf War…Normal testing doesn’t happen until ~50. Not confident VA primary care teams always “connects the dots” with certain symptomology in younger men, to trigger earlier testing. Not sure how to pursue bringing about that change yet, petitions might be an answer…more to comeOther issues going on: Skin issues resulting in months at a time antibiotic protocol; very severe Vit D deficiency; PTSD implications, sleep issues (bouts of insomnia, sleep apnea) and progressively worsening joint(s) pain. Suspect fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, possible fungal implications. Some hearing loss (certain frequencies / tones) and a constant ear-ringing. Starting process of re-initiating claims, only ranked under the joint painWas exposed to: Burn pits, nerve gas, possible implications from dental fillings & vaccinations
Apr 2 17 4:20 PM
Apr 3 17 11:48 AM
My posting was a general sharing of issues going on, what he has been diagnosed with etc. Believe sharing information, experiences and diagnosis data helps see trends.
I do realize prostrate cancer is NOT recognized yet under GWS (Gulf War Syndrome) and may or may not be in the future.
In his case, there is NO family history of either low Vit D issues OR prostate cancer, so it does raise questions relative to GWS connectivity.
Many veterans who served in the early 90's will be coming into their 50's...may hear of more cases popping up for Gulf War vets.
Not sure VA doctors were / are connecting dots if diagnosising with low Vit D, to also test the male's PSA levels....even though there a connection between the two. Seems to be an assumption this type of cancer found in much older men, not men in their 30's, 40's etc.
Can't help but wonder: Back when diagnosed with extremely low Vit D., would his PSA levels been some what out elevated back then (had the VA doctors checked) vs this February's measure of 11 and then early March's of 13?
Apr 3 17 1:05 PM
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