A Newsletter For Vietnam Veterans      
     with MDS and their Supporters     

  Volume 1     Number 1     2010


From the CDC website: www.cdc.gov

Facts About Benzene

What benzene is

  • Benzene is a chemical that is a colorless or light yellow liquid at room temperature. It has a sweet odor and is highly flammable.
  • Benzene evaporates into the air very quickly. Its vapor is heavier than air and may sink into low-lying areas.
  • Benzene dissolves only slightly in water and will float on top of water. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE


from the pages of

the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.......

MDS is sometimes called "smoldering leukemia," or "preleukemia." These names may be misleading. Many patients ask whether MDS is "cancer." MDS is a diagnosis of cancer.

Understanding Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) is a term that is used to describe a group of cancers of the blood and marrow. There are several types of MDS.



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My name is Larry Sauger. As a Vietnam veteran diagnosed with MDS I am as frustrated and angry with the VA as you are. Working together we can gather information from the Medical and Scientific theatre and disseminate this data to other Veterans and collectively make a difference in how we are treated. I welcome any and all information you feel like contributing. The VA wants us to "Go it Alone" in our struggles but by sharing our information we can work together and succeed.

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our new LOGO.....

This logo was created to demonstrate our collective power to accomplish our goals. It uses Orange, Blue, and White to remind us of the Toxic chemical agents used on us by our government: Agent Orange, Agent Blue, and Agent White. The globe indicates our cause is shared by our brothers-in-arms from our Allies around the globe. They, too were exposed and suffer the same blood cancer and bone marrow failure disease as us....it's all LEUKEMIA.