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?
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:
Porohyria cutanea tarda (PCT)
Respiratory cancers (Lung larynx, trachea, broncus)
Peripheral neurophathy (transient acute or subacute)
Condition Recognized in Children of Vietnam Veterans
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 in not required to prove exposure to Agent Orange; VA presumes that all military personnel who served within Vietnam were exposed to Agent Orange
DISEASES ASSOCIATED WITH EXPOSURE TO CERTAIN HERBICIDES!
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
Multiple Multiple myeloma
Non-H· Hodgkins lymphomans 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;
Malignant fibrous histiocytema
Epithelold Epithelold Leiomyosarcoma (malignant Leiomyoblastoma)
Angiosarcoma hermangiosarcoma and )lymphangiosarcoma
proliferating (systemic) angloendothelioniatosis
Malignant glomus Malignant glomus tumor
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 granular C." tumor
Alveolar soft pan sarcoma
Clear cell sarcoma of tendons and aponeuroses
Extraskeletal Ewing's sarcoma
Congental and infantile fibrosarcoma
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