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June 22, 2009

NYTimes Looking for Stories on Radiation Mistakes

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — veteranclaims @ 4:24 pm

The NYTimes is loking for stories/comments regarding radation treatment received by veterans, so if you have comments, issues, stories to share  on over to their comment page:

<a href= “http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/22/radiation-treatment-mistakes-tell-us-your-stories/?hp”> NYTimes, Radiation Treatment Mistakes</a>

June 22, 2009, 7:16 am

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Radiation Treatment: Tell Us Your Stories

By Tara Parker-Pope

Sometimes radioactive treatments for cancer damage healthy body parts. This week, a New York Times article revealed a series of mistakes involving radioactive seed implants used to treat men with prostate cancer.

Federal investigators are looking into flawed implants at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs hospital and other V.A. hospitals, including hospitals in Jackson, Miss., and Cincinnati.

Have you been treated with radioactive seeds or another form of radiation therapy? Did you have unexpected side effects, pain or other problems after treatment? We want to hear from you. Please join the discussion below and tell us about your experiences with radiation therapy for cancer.

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