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Veteran who pleaded for quicker care dies of cancer

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Robert Morgan, the veteran who pleaded for quicker care and said he thought he had cancer during a town hall meeting at the Nashville VA hospital, has died from the disease.

“I’ll die, and the reason I’ll die is because I don’t receive timely care,” he said on Sept. 22, speaking to the hospital’s director.

Less than three months later, he died at his home in Goodlettsville on Dec. 2. He was diagnosed in October with pancreatic cancer that had metastasized.

Morgan, in an October interview with The Tennessean, said the cancer should have been diagnosed earlier because he had several risk factors — diabetes, exposure to Agent Orange and a flare-up of pancreatitis two years prior. The town hall hall meeting in September was called after a government audit revealed that the Nashville hospital had some of the longest wait times in the nation for patients to see specialists.

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Legacy of Our Veterans' Military Exposures
Widow of a Vietnam veteran exposed to Agent Orange and founder of Agent Orange Legacy.
  1. W Ford Reply

    My father was a vietnam era vetran who died may 2009 at Long Beach VA Hospital, He died of lung cancer asbestos related (though he did smoke) an had developed diabetes an prostate cancer first. He was 63 years ol out lived by morbidly obese siblings by years. He got s—- treatment from both VA an Kaiser Sunset hospital as he was a kaiser patient first. Yes I get a very small survivors benefits check but will that bring back my dad not? Slow survice an lack of goo treatments kill there is proton therapy that is more safer an effective than radiation therapy they not have this at VA. My father ha a cousin who I am almost certain was miltary related that died of pancrease cancer a few years earlier. Lastly I have pancrease issues almost die of low blood sugar out of no where January 2014 and I was exposed to god knows what that was on his clothes I am only 24 years old.

    • LOVME Reply

      W Ford, I would recommend that you join our closed support group on FB. You should get plenty of advice from the group. Join at this link>>>https://www.facebook.com/groups/aolivingwithagentorange/

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