The widows and families of www.VietnamVeteransWives.org are asking Veterans Affairs, The Central Brain Tumor Registry and The American Brain Tumor Association to start tracking the statistical rate of brain cancer occurring in our veterans. We have evidence showing the rate of glioblastoma in the population of veterans that served in the country of Vietnam is occurring at a disproportional higher rate. The evidence we presented at the Institute of Medicine’s open session in Albuquerque NM Dec. 16th 2010 was taken from VA records and www.VietnamVeteransWives.org believes there is a service connection to glioblastoma. We are also asking that any brain cancer treated at VA facilities and hospitals is documented and tracked according to the kind of tumor, the age of the veteran, exposure to any toxicant while serving in the military. The tracking processes for all of the above organizations can easily and inexpensively be done by the use of social security numbers. Enclosed you will find the summary and recommendations that we presented at the Institute of Medicine’s open session and we look forward to your response. For more information feel free to contact Eileen Whitacre at 575 373-1523 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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