Diseases Linked To Agent Orange Exposure

The area of operations that the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment worked in were some of the most concentrated areas Sprayed with defoliants.   Even our basecamps were sprayed. Ever wonder why there were no weeds in the conscertina wire and mine fields surrounding the camps? Remember Papasan with the pump sprayer spraying around the hootches?

Remember going down the road and the tracks ahead of you leaving a dust cloud that covered your body with red dust? The defoliant landed on tile ground then was spread in the dust clouds onto your body and absorbed into your skin. Drink the water? where did the runoff from the monsoons go? Down to the river? Was the food cooked In water?

You owe it to you yourself and your family to have yourself checked out by
the VA. Be sure to wise a Veterans Service Officer not affiliated with the VA
to guide you through the process. You could receive the free medical
attention you earned and are entitled to along with compensation for the Injuries to your health. In the event of your death your family may also be entitled to compensation.

Diseases Linked To Agent Orange Exposure:

Diseases currently recognized - or soon to be-- by the VA as presumptively related to Agent Orange and other herbicides are:



Soft-tissue sarcoma

Hodgkin. disease

Non-Hodgkins lymphoma

Multiple myeloma

Porohyria cutanea tarda (PCT)

Respiratory cancers (Lung larynx, trachea, broncus)

Prostate Cancer

Peripheral neurophathy (transient acute or subacute)

Condition Recognized in Children of Vietnam Veterans

Spina bifida


Condition Under Consideration Pending Special IOM Review and Decision of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs


Condition Recognized Pending Legislation

Birth Defects in Children or Women Vietnam Veterans

Vietnam Veterans are not required to prove exposure to Agent Orange; VA presumes that all military personnel who served within Vietnam were exposed to Agent Orange



If a veteran was exposed to an herbicide agent during active military, naval, or air service, the following diseases shall be service connected if the requirements are met.

Chloracne or other acneform consistent with chloracne

Hodgkin's disease

Multiple Multiple myeloma

Non-H Hodgkin’s lymphoman’s lymphoma

Porphyria cutanea tarda

Respiratory cancer: (cancer of the lung, bronchus larynx or trachea

Soft-tissue sarcoma (other than osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, Kaposi's

sarcoma or Mesothelioma)

NOTE: The term soft-tissue sarcoma includes the following;

Adult fibrosarcoma


Malignant fibrous histiocytema



Epithelold Epithelold Leiomyosarcoma (malignant Leiomyoblastoma)



Angiosarcoma hermangiosarcoma and )lymphangiosarcoma

proliferating (systemic) angloendothelioniatosis

Malignant glomus Malignant glomus tumor

Malignant hemangiopericytoma

Synovial sarcoma (malignant synovioma)

Malignant giant cell tumor of tendon sheath

Malignant schwannoma. including malignant schwannoma with

rhabdomyoblastic differentation (malignant Triton tumor), glandular and

epithelioid malignant schwannomas.

Malignant mesenchymoma

Malignant granular C." tumor

Alveolar soft pan sarcoma

Epithelioid sarcoma

Clear cell sarcoma of tendons and aponeuroses

Extraskeletal Ewing's sarcoma

Congental and infantile fibrosarcoma

Malignant ganglioneuroma

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