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Posted by Pissed off on September 04, 2000 at 18:35:02:

My dear friend is a 32 year old gulf war veteran. He served as a medic with the marine corp during the beginning of the invasion. In January of this year he was diagonosed with multiple sclerosis. In June he was diagnosed with two frontal lobe brain tumors(he won't let them do exploratory surgery) and extremely toxic levels of mercury in his blood. The latest diagnosis came 3 days ago--lymphtatic cancer. I don't know if it's Hodgkins or non-Hodgkins--I went numb after the words 'lymphatic cancer' and didn't hear much else.
Do any of you think this is gulf war related? I'm not a veteran, but i feel in my gut that there must be a connection. He's not very informed about this, so I've decided to find out everything I can. Is it possible for him to get some kind of benefits because of this? He's afraid of going to a VA hospital.Does this sound like a death sentance? What should he do next? does he even have a chance? Have any of you heard of gulf war vets having these particular illnesses. I just read an article about depleted uranium, and I'm completely consumed with rage about this. Can there be a connection between my friend's cancers and DU? And finally, what can I do to help my friend? I don't knwo if I can find this site again, so please feel free to e-mail me directly at jamil_72227@yahoo.com
Oh yeah, his wife is determined to get pregnant. That sounddds like a really BAD idea to me? does anyonelse agree.

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