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I HAVE BEEN A CARBON -ARC (RARE EARTHS) ( LANTHANIDES HEAVY

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I HAVE BEEN A CARBON -ARC (RARE EARTHS) ( LANTHANIDES HEAVY AND LIGHT METALS; THORIUM) EMPLOYEE FOR 30 SOME YEARS. I HAVE HAD HODGEKINS LYMPHOMA, QUAD BY-PASS AND DIABETES. I HAVE BEEN MENTALLY ILL SINCE PUBERTY,I AM NOW 64. THE STATUTE OF LIMITATION DOES NOT EXPIRE OF RADIOACTIVE SUBSTANCES. IHAVE A BIOPSY OF A 6.5 X 4.5 X1.5 LYMPH NODE. WHAT CHANCE DO I HAVE TO PROVE A ''MORE LIKELY THAN NOT'' WORKER'S COMPENSATION CLAIM?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2093791113410028

is a good article to read.

the cause for hodgkin's lymphoma is not well understood

most rare earth elements are not radioactive.

uranium is radioactive

I suspect it will be tough to prove that your prior work in rare earths caused your lymphoma

let me know if you have questions.