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Survey doesn't really have much to do with cancer, its more about lineage.  Come back with the finished paper.

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Hello,

First, Thank you for your service to our country. I am a former Navy Plane Captain. "Brown Shirt", worked flight deck in the 90's Persian Gulf stuff. Recently diagnosed and treated for Thyroid. Worked EA6B electronic counter measure squadron and can remember more than one occasion my skin crawling from being painted with Radar aboard and during ground facility work. I love when the issue is not the injury but fighting the inertia of scientific understanding with an arbitrary designation of "ionizing/non-ionizing" as it pertains to tissue effects.

I have only started to try to pull together a research list. But did find this right off the bat.
http://exp-oncology.com.ua/article/1845/long-term-exposure-to-microwave-radiation-provokes-cancer-growth-evidences-from-radars-and-mobile-communication-systems

If anyone else has links to other, even peripheral research, put up some links. I have made an injury claim for my issue and am gathering the needed research to prove a case.

Martin

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This is interesting to me, a friend of mine in med school and I (an engineering student) saw this research and may look into making some gear to mitigate these risks. I don't want to post all the details on the internet, but this is something that probably will be addressed in the near future.

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As a crew chief worked F-111's  heard about cancer from TF radar from aircraft when being tested while aircraft was awaiting Taxi. 1986-1992

Just possibly got diagnose with Prostate at 55 any possible tie together no cancer in family.

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The F-111 had five radars.  It is not impossible that a crew might not have put them to stand by until after the crew chief parked their jet.

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I was in the air force from 1980-1984 in sept 1982 while working the mid-shift, I was delivering a part to the fb-111a and walked in front of the open nose cone while tech's were testing the tfr and ars system while hooked up to the apu....i noticed the tfr were sweeping and the ars was doing the same. I was waved off to get out of the way...they(tech) shut down the aircraft and stopped transmitting. They contacted the flightline Sgt and I was taken to the ER at 0053. When I went in the LTC told me that it wouldn't show till the long term....and now its showing. Lost all my Teeth, nodules in chest, pain in shoulders, and others.

Any help in this matter would be great....i do still have the er paperwork that it did happen VA needs more proof.

Thanks.

john 

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On 8/15/2019 at 12:43 PM, matmacwc said:

So this directly effects me and some of my friends. I was diagnosed 4 years ago thus my unplanned retirement. I hope this really isnt a "thing" but the trend is alarming.

https://www.sacbee.com/news/nation-world/national/article234008952.html

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Rest in peace, brother.  Nickel on the grass.

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9 hours ago, Buddy Spike said:

Rest in peace, brother.  Nickel on the grass.

Damn. I don't want to misinterpret this. Can you give some more details?

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8 hours ago, torqued said:

Damn. I don't want to misinterpret this. Can you give some more details?

Pyro headed west yesterday morning after a long battle with cancer.  

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3 hours ago, Buddy Spike said:

Pyro headed west yesterday morning after a long battle with cancer.  

Very sorry to hear this. My condolences to all who knew him. I only knew him here, but he contributed a lot over the years.

Rest in Peace, Pyro.

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15 hours ago, torqued said:

Damn. I don't want to misinterpret this. Can you give some more details?

 

 

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I was diagnosed with the thyroid cancer the same month Pyro posted that article. He was very supportive and helpful. 

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9 minutes ago, Butters said:

I was diagnosed with the thyroid cancer the same month Pyro posted that article. He was very supportive and helpful. 

Hope you're doing well, brother.

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Thank you. This was supposed to be simple, but ended up being slightly more complicated. 2 surgeries and (so far) one round of Radioactive Iodine. Find out next week if I am finally done and can work on getting my medical back. Will post that process later, when it is complete, to help others.

Several people, both AF and Army I was in Afghanistan with have been diagnosed with the same "interesting" (Doctor's words not mine) Thyroid cancer.

 

What do you think the VA said?

Not service connected.

 

Will also post the results of that battle when it concludes.... in 20 years.

 

Go to the doctor every year. If you don't like to do that at least have blood work done. My cancer was found by accident, never would have been found at all until it was to late if my Family Doctor hadn't noticed something in my blood work that just didn't look right to him. 

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