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Agent Orange Update
By John Lindquist
Agent Orange has been related to Vietnam Veterans. Now it has been extended to Korean Veterans. If you are not currently a patient of VA Medical Services, make your own family physician aware of the multiple illnesses related to Agent Orange, so they can ask their patients if they served in Vietnam or Korea.
Please note. The illnesses listed below are related to defoliant exposure.
• AL - Amyloidosis
• Chronic B-Cell Leukemias
• Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
• Hodgkin's Disease
• Ischemic Heart Disease
• Multiple Myeloma
• Peripheral Neuropathy, early onset
• Porphyria Cutanea Tarda
• Prostate Cancer
• Respiratory Cancers (includes Lung Cancer)
• Soft Tissue Sarcomas other than Osteosarcoma, Chondrosarcoma, Kaposis's Sarcoma or Mesothelioma
If you are a Veteran with with any of the above illnesses or a surviving spouse, contact a Veterans Affairs representative immediately. Pass the word!
John Lindquist is a long-time VVAW member from Milwaukee, now living in England.