100% Schedular for Pancreatic Cancer
60% for Anemia
Cancer considered secondary to Diabetes since he has been diabetic for a long time.
You claimed pancreatic cancer secondary to both Agent Orange exposure and to your diabetes melllitus type II. Although pancreatic cancer has not been found to be related to Agent Orange exposure, a VA examiner provided the opinion that it is at least as likely as not that your pancreatic cancer was caused by your longstanding service connected diabetes mellitus type II.
Looking at the Evidence list, there were two clarifications concerning the medical opinion and one the examiner.
Looks as if they were thorough so shouldn't have any adverse problems.
Just an update on his condition...
Chemo and radiation didn't really improve/kill the cancer. More a holding pattern. Looks like he will be on a chemo plan every two weeks to try to keep it in check.
It hurts to know that. Especially as I was diagnosed with lymphoma. Turns out it is just in the neck nodes. Dr. thinks it can be cured just with radiation.
I hate that I can be cured but he can't. However, as someone has told me, we all travel the same road, just different times.
At least we have the VA benefits for 100% scheduler so the IU is now "moot."