Diseases Linked To Agent Orange Exposure

Diseases recognized by the VA as connected to Agent Orange and the VA’s Length of Time Requirements - (When symptoms of the disease have to appear and result in a disability at least 10% disabling in order to qualify for benefits):

Types of cancer - (Time Requirements)

Cancer of the bronchus (no time requirement)
Cancer of the larynx (no time requirement)
Cancer of the lung (no time requirement)
Cancer of the trachea (no time requirement)
Prostate cancer (no time requirement)
Hodgkin disease (no time requirement)
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (no time requirement)
Multiple myeloma (no time requirement)
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (no time requirement)
Soft-tissue sarcoma (no time requirement) 
Adult fibrosarcoma
Alveolar soft part sarcoma
Clear cell sarcoma of aponeuroses
Clear cell sarcoma of tendons
Congenital and infantile fibrosarcoma
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans
Epithelioid malignant leiomysarcoma
Epithelioid malignant schwannoma
Epethelioid sarcoma
Extraskeletal sarcoma
Infantile fibrosarcoma
Malignant fibrous histiocytoma
Malignant giant cell tumor of tendon sheath
Malignant glandular schwannoma
Malignant glomus tumor
Malignant hemangiopericytoma
Malignant mesenchymoma
Malignant schwannoma with rhabdomyoblastic proliferating (systemic) 
Synovial sarcoma

Diseases other than cancer (Time Requirements)

Peripheral neuropathy (acute and subacute) (within months of exposure and cured within 2 years after symptoms first show up!)
Chloracne (within 1 year of last day the veteran served in Vietnam)
Porphyria cutanea tarda (within 1 year of last day the veteran served in Vietnam)
Diabetes Type II (adult onset) (in-country veterans ONLY)

Disabilities in children of Vietnam Veterans

Spina bifida* (child must have been conceived after Veteran first arrived in Vietnam)
*NOTE: This does not include spina bifida occulta

Diseases and Disabilities Having the Best Chance of Being Added in the Future

Abnormal Sperm Parameters and Infertility
Birth Defects (other than Spina Bifida in children of Vietnam Veterans)
Bone Cancer
Breast Cancer
Childhood Cancer (in children of Vietnam Veterans)
Chronic Peripheral Nervous System Disorders
Circulatory Disorders
Cognitive and Neuropsychiatric Disorders
Female Reproductive Cancers (cervical, uterine, ovarian)
Hepatobiliary Cancers
Immune System Disorders
Liver Cancer
Low Birthweight (in children of Vietnam Veterans)
Metabolic and Digestive Disorders (diabetes, changes in liver enzymes, lipid abnormalities, ulcers)
Motor or Coordination Dysfunction
Nasal or Nasopharyngeal Cancer
Neonatal or Infant Death and Stillbirths
Renal Cancer
Respiratory Disorders
Skin Cancer
Spontaneous Abortion
Testicular Cancer

Related Links:

Agent Orange Index

Agent Orange Fact Sheet

A Brief History Of The Agent Orange Class Action Lawsuit (mdl-381)


National Veterans Services Fund, Inc. Agent Orange Information

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