I would like to know if anyone out there that has been diagonised with Small Cell Lung Cancer has been able to recieved a service connected disability with the VA due to Agent Orange. My husband applied last July and passed away in January. They are telling me that His lung cancer was due to his cigerette smoking because it is small cell and have denied his claim and my DIC claim. I need help fighting this. In the 11 presumptive conditions listed lung cancer is one of them it does not state non small cell verses small cell.
My husband served with the 173rd airbore on the ground in Vietnam, he recieved a Purple Heart and a Bronze star with V and never asked anything of the VA in 40 years, Please send advise if you can.