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    BobsProstate asked a questionProstate Cancer

    Has your doctor's office called you prior to a scheduled appointment to ask if you'd rather do a "telemedicine" visit?

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      GregP_WN

      Jayne, I think it's a matter of the doctor's offices not getting up to speed yet on the technology and maybe even getting used to doing these on camera. It's coming though.

      5 days ago
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      I have a dermatology appointment day after tomorrow. IMO this is something the doctor needs to see. Haven't heard yet whether I will be going in it it will be by phone. He can't look at these lesions over the phone. I'm just afraid with this move toward telemedicine some doctors will just start letting things slide because they are not seeing their patients up close and personal and will not be fully aware of what is going on. This is especially true with Cancer patients who require the hands on approach to literally feel or see tumor growth. Just sayin'.

      5 days ago
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      Just got the call. My dermatology appointment will be in person on Wednesday. Yay. He really needs to see this. All kinds of protocols in place. Call from parking lot, wait in vehicle until they call you in, have to wear mask. All good.

      5 days ago
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    BobsProstate asked a questionProstate Cancer

    Does anyone here have any experience with agent orange that may be responsible for your cancer?

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      https://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/agents/dioxins/index.cfm

      Agent Orange was heavily contaminated with dioxins. I lost at least two friends who handled the stuff during Operation Ranch Hand.

      As JaneA has already pointed out, you should contact the VA.

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      James 2:24

      15 days ago
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      LiveWithCancer

      I agree - get in touch with the VA. My husband's type 2 diabetes is attributable to Agent Orange and so were his heart problems. I know cancer is also contributable to Agent Orange - I'm not sure if every kind of cancer could be caused by Agent Orange or just some kinds, but it is certainly worth looking into.

      14 days ago
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      My son had a friend at the VA that had over 3 separate types of agent orange cancers. He was a very nice person. The VA is the one that diagnosed them.

      He was a mobile Agent Orange sprayer. The military was required to post areas before being sprayed-and the date of spraying. The Army put huge tanks of Agent Orange on their backs and take them to the spray area. VC snipers were waiting for them. No, the snipers did not wound or kill the sprayers. The snipers shot at them, then shot holes in the tanks. They had to lie their with agent orange dripping in the back of their necks, and their kidney genital areas.

      Tom's friend had several throat cancers, kidney cancer, prostrate cancer, bone cancer in his shoulders., because that is where the Agent Orange dripped out. The VA is very experienced in this.

      14 days ago
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