• Does anyone here have any experience with agent orange that may be responsible for your cancer?

    Asked by BobsProstate on Friday, May 22, 2020

    Does anyone here have any experience with agent orange that may be responsible for your cancer?

    I was exposed during my days in Vietnam, but I haven't looked into it.

    7 Answers from the Community

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    • andreacha's Avatar
      andreacha

      Have you spoken to your doctor about it? I'm not sure but I think that Agent Orange can be responsible for cancer in any part of your body. After talking to your doctor and he agrees that it could be the cause for yours, I think the next step would be making an appointment with the VA.

      9 days ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      We have had some people on the site throughout the years that were confirmed agent orange related. One way of finding information like that about any topic is to click on the experiences tab at the top of the page, then enter your topic you want information about, in your case "agent orange", click the search button and you will get every discussion that your topic was mentioned in on the site. It's a pretty powerful tool!

      I hope you get what you need and are able to prove the relationship with your cancer. The extra funds that would come from it would help you out!

      9 days ago
    • JaneA's Avatar
      JaneA

      Here is the link to the VA website. You may be eligible for disability.

      https://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/conditions/prostate_cancer.asp

      9 days ago
    • Bengal's Avatar
      Bengal

      All I know is an awful lot of fellows who served in Vietnam seem to end up with some type of cancer. Coincidence? Don't know how it could be confirmed that that was the reason.

      9 days ago
    • fusilier's Avatar
      fusilier

      https://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/agents/dioxins/index.cfm

      Agent Orange was heavily contaminated with dioxins. I lost at least two friends who handled the stuff during Operation Ranch Hand.

      As JaneA has already pointed out, you should contact the VA.

      fusilier

      James 2:24

      8 days ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I agree - get in touch with the VA. My husband's type 2 diabetes is attributable to Agent Orange and so were his heart problems. I know cancer is also contributable to Agent Orange - I'm not sure if every kind of cancer could be caused by Agent Orange or just some kinds, but it is certainly worth looking into.

      8 days ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      My son had a friend at the VA that had over 3 separate types of agent orange cancers. He was a very nice person. The VA is the one that diagnosed them.

      He was a mobile Agent Orange sprayer. The military was required to post areas before being sprayed-and the date of spraying. The Army put huge tanks of Agent Orange on their backs and take them to the spray area. VC snipers were waiting for them. No, the snipers did not wound or kill the sprayers. The snipers shot at them, then shot holes in the tanks. They had to lie their with agent orange dripping in the back of their necks, and their kidney genital areas.

      Tom's friend had several throat cancers, kidney cancer, prostrate cancer, bone cancer in his shoulders., because that is where the Agent Orange dripped out. The VA is very experienced in this.

      7 days ago

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