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Page 1    Operation Ranch Hand Herbicides Southeast Asia--Amounts Used1961-1971"
Page 2    Diseases Linked To Agent Orange Exposure
Page 3    Agent Orange Korea 68-69
Page 4    Agent Orange Use Outside Of Vietnam
Page 5    The Forgotten Story of Agent Orange
Page 6    Monsanto Corporation Criminal Investigation Cover-up of Dioxin Contamination
Page 7    Leukemia, Agent Orange Link Found
Page 8    AO claim at Ft McClellan approved for Diabetes, and proliferative diabetic retinopathy
Page 9    Agent Orange, The Daughter Of A Veteran
Page 10  The Herbicidal Warfare Program In Vietnam, 1961 - 1971
Page 11  Agent Orange Videos
Page 12  Chemical Warfare Photos
Page 13  Monsanto's Agent Orange
Page 14  Veterans exposed To Chemicals  (Bases & Posts Contaminated)

DISEASES LINKED TO AGENT ORANGE EXPOSURE:

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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
  • Angiosarcoma
  • Clear cell sarcoma of aponeuroses
  • Clear cell sarcoma of tendons
  • Congenital and infantile fibrosarcoma
  • Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans
  • Ectomesenchymoma
  • Epithelioid malignant leiomysarcoma
  • Epithelioid malignant schwannoma
  • Epethelioid sarcoma
  • Extraskeletal sarcoma
  • Hemangiosarcoma
  • Infantile fibrosarcoma
  • Leiomysarcoma
  • Lipsosarcoma
  • Lymphangiosarcoma
  • 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) angiendotheliomatosis
  • Rhabdomyo sarcoma
  • 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
    • Leukemia
    • 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

    GLOSSARY

    • Acute Peripheral Neuropathy. A temporary dysfunction involving the nervous system.
    • Adult Fibrosarcoma. A tumor formed as an adult derived from connective tissue.
    • Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma. A sarcoma found in the alveolus, the sac-like ducts in the lung.
    • Angiosarcoma. A tumor occurring in the breast and skin, and believed to originate from blood vessels.
    • Birth Defects. An abnormal structure, function, or metabolism of the fetus, whether genetically determined or as the result of an environmental influence during embryonic or fetal life.
    • Cancer of the Bronchus. A malignant tumor found in a bronchus, an extension of the trachea (windpipe) connecting to the lungs.
    • Cancer of the Larynx. A malignant tumor found in the larynx (voice box).
    • Cancer of the Lung. A malignant tumor found in the lung.
    • Cancer of the Prostate. A malignant tumor found in the prostate gland.
    • Cancer of the Trachea. A malignant tumor found in the trachea (windpipe).
    • Chloracne. An acne-like eruption due to prolonged contact with certain chlorinated compounds.
    • Clear Cell Sarcoma of Aponeuroses. A sarcoma found at the end of a muscle where it becomes a tendon.
    • Clear Cell Sarcoma of Tendons. A sarcoma found in the tendons.
    • Congenital Fibrosarcoma. A malignant tumor formed before birth and derived from connective tissue.
    • Dermatofibrosarcoma. A relatively slow growing benign skin tumor consisting of one or more firm nodules.
    • Ectomesenchymoma. A tumor found in a certain part of the skin.
    • Epithelioid Malignant Leiomyosarcoma. A malignant tumor derived from smooth muscle found in the layer covering the muscle.
    • Epithelioid Malignant Schwannoma. A moderately firm, benign, tumor found in the layers of membrane covering surfaces inside the body, caused by too many Schwann cells growing in a disorderly manner.
    • Epithelioid Sarcoma. A tumor found in the membrane covering surfaces inside the body.
    • Extraskeletal Ewing's Sarcoma. A tumor outside the bone consisting of small, rounded cells.
    • Hemangiosarcoma. A tumor derived from blood vessels and lining blood filled spaces.
    • Hodgkins Disease. A tumor in the lymph nodes characterized by the increasing enlargement of the lymph nodes, liver, and spleen, and by progressive anemia.
    • Infantile Fibrosarcoma. A tumor formed as a child derived from fibrous connective tissue.
    • Leiomyosarcoma. A tumor derived from smooth muscle.
    • Liposarcoma. A tumor that may occur in any site in the body consisting of irregular fat cells.
    • Lymphangiosarcoma. A tumor derived from blood vessels.
    • Lymphoma. A malignant tumor of lymph nodes.
    • Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma. A type of tumor present in connective tissue.
    • Malignant Giant Cell Tumor of the Tendon Sheath. A tumor found in the membrane of the tendon]
    • Malignant Glandular Schwannoma. A moderately firm, malignant tumor in the glands caused by too many Schwann cells growing in a disorderly pattern.
    • Malignant Glomus Tumor A tumor found in the glomus, the tiny nodes found in the nailbed, pads of fingers and toes, ears, hands, feet and many other organs of the body.
    • Malignant Hemangiopericytoma. A tumor characterized by rapidly growing fat cells formed in blood vessels and lining blood filled spaces.
    • Malignant Mesenchymoma. A malignant tumor in the embryonic tissue or fluid.
    • Malignant Schwannoma with Rhabdomyoblastic. A moderately firm, malignant tumor found in skeletal muscle resulting from the rapid growth of Schwann cells in a disorderly pattern.
    • Multiple Myeloma. Cancer of specific bone marrow cells characterized by bone marrow tumors in various bones of the body.
    • Non Hodgkins Lymphoma. Malignant tumors of the lymph nodes, distinguished from Hodgkins disease by the absence of the giant Reed-Sternberg cells.
    • Peripheral Neuropathy. A dysfunction involving either the somatic nerves or the autonomic system. See also acute peripheral neuropathy and subacute peripheral neuropathy.
    • Porphyria Cutanea Tarda. A disease characterized by liver dysfunction and light sensitive lesions, with pigment changes in the skin.
    • Proliferating (systemic) Angiendotheliomatosis. A growing number of 20 benign tumors formed in blood vessels. Often causes skin discoloration.
    • Rhabdomyosarcoma. A tumor derived from skeletal muscle.
    • Sarcoma. A tumor arising in connective tissue, bone, cartilage, or muscle.
    • Soft Tissue Sarcoma. A diverse group of sarcomas arising in the soft tissues that are found in and around organs.
    • Spina Bifida. A disability characterized by the defective closure of the spinal cord, through which the cord is exposed and may protrude.
    • Subacute Peripheral Neuropathy. A dysfunction involving either nervous system with a course between acute (temporary) and chronic (long duration)
    • Synovial Sarcoma. A tumor found in the lubricating fluid surrounding joints and tendons

     

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