• 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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    • 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

      6 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.

      5 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.

      5 days ago

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