• What is ‘Agent Orange’ (exposure?) as it relates to brain cancer?

    Asked by MarktheMan on Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    What is ‘Agent Orange’ (exposure?) as it relates to brain cancer?

    3 Answers from the Community

    • Peroll's Avatar

      Agent Orange is a defoliantn (kills plants) used in Virtnam by the military. It has supposedly been linked to cancer; however, if you were not in Vietnam during the war then it can't have effected you. I believe that it has a,,\\ll been destroyed at this point.

      over 5 years ago
    • Dick_K's Avatar

      Actually Agent Orange was used in other parts of the world besides Vietnam. Both location and the year of possible exposure is necessary to determine if you could have a claim. I know my unit from Vietnam has a website and it is clearly posted on it that we did not have any Agent Orange exposure. Ultimately, both the DOD and VA would need to agree that there was indeed exposure.

      over 5 years ago
    • gjh514's Avatar

      Is there a specific type of brain cancer you are referring to? My husband was stationed in Thailand for a year and died in 2008 from Glioblastoma. I am convinced it was due to Agent Orange and dioxin exposure. But the VA disagrees.

      over 5 years ago

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