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Anyone know of charities and resources for veterans with cancer?


Daniel Stevenson Brooklyn, NY

Anyone know if there are any charities or organizations that support veterans with cancer? I took a break from working (ER nurse) and went on vacation to Brazil. What I thought was an ulcer turned out to be pancreatic cancer. While in the hospital in Brazil, the tumor obstructed my stomach, causing me to lose my ability to eat. I was put on IV feeding (TPN) and finally underwent a procedure (transpyloric stent) to improve my eating.

After 50 days in the hospital, I am finally getting ready for discharge to head to Los Angeles to contiune my chemo which should by covered by insurance. During the last 2 months, I haven't been able to work as the hospital bills continue. I do have travel health insurance but they have yet to reimburse me for anything.

With my chemo schedule, I can't work as a per diem nurse. Anyone know of any part time remote jobs for nurses? I have to earn money somehow. If you happen to know about disability programs (social security) please let me know.

Also, at 48 I am on the younger side of people diagnosed with this cancer. I was a JSTAR pilot for several years which had a rather large radar on the bottom of the jet. I was wondering if anyone knew of a link between radar survailence platforms and cancer?


edit: I have been in contact with Pancan for treatment options

20 October 2022 4 replies General



Richard Byrne Hillsborough, NJ

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This firm purports to represent military radiation exposure cases.

Another one:

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Recognized Veterans Service Organizations:


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20 October 2022 Helpful answer


William Shontz Norristown, PA

Hi Daniel and thank you for your service and wishing you well in your fight against cancer.

See if any of these can help:

Also Check w/ the VA. If it can be linked to service, they will help.


Treva Spencer Florham Park, NJ

Check out the organization below.
Wishing you a healthy recovery of a life of long years of happiness.


Daniel Stevenson Brooklyn, NY

Thank you for your response! I will check out the links when I feel up to it. My chemo session finished up yesterday morning and it causes me a lot of abdominal pain and discomfort.

I am hopefully getting discharged today! My motivation will be higher once I get some fresh air.

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