Agent Orange Symptoms

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Can one person pass it to another
Hello Gail. No, agent orange isn't contagious, it doesn't pass from one person to another. It can pass to the next generation though.
My dad has agent orange could I get through him since I was born from hi
Oh, I'm sorry to know, Ms. Evans. Are you under any agent orange diseases?
I have a question...My husband passed away Jan 30th after years of suffering from Agent Orange.  He had PTSD, CHF, His feet and brain didn't talk to ea other so he could fall or pass out any time and had 5 heart attacks, aneurisms, stents and so much more.  He was on oxygen 24/7 in the hospital for his lungs and was admitted with CHF and pneumonia but was sent home without my permission and had to be taken back 2 days later.  He came home 24 days later on Hospice and passed 3 days later.  The death certificate didn't list CHF and VA has denied me survivor benefits.  We were married 59 years and I will fight this but are lungs part of agent orange?  Please help.  The hospital even left him standing in the bathroom and he fell because the nurse was suppose to stay with him and she left the room to straighten his bed.  I am devastated and so was my husband.
I have not received an answer.  Is COPD caused by Agent Orange?
Accoding to the Veterans Affairs:

illnesses believed to be caused by contact with Agent Orange
AL amyloidosis: A rare illness that happens when an abnormal protein (called amyloid) builds up in your body’s tissues, nerves, or organs (like your heart, kidneys, or liver) and causes damage over time
Chloracne (or other types of acneform disease like it): A skin condition that happens soon after contact with chemicals and looks like acne often seen in teenagers. Under our rating regulations, it must be at least 10% disabling within 1 year of contact with herbicides.
Diabetes mellitus type 2: An illness that happens when your body is unable to properly use insulin (a hormone that turns blood glucose, or sugar, into energy), leading to high blood sugar levels
Ischemic heart disease: A type of heart disease that happens when your heart doesn’t get enough blood (and the oxygen the blood carries). It often causes chest pain or discomfort.
Parkinson’s disease: An illness of the nervous system (the network of nerves and fibers that send messages between your brain and spinal cord and other areas of your body) that affects your muscles and movement—and gets worse over time
Peripheral neuropathy, early onset: An illness of the nervous system that causes numbness, tingling, and weakness. Under our rating regulations, it must be at least 10% disabling within 1 year of contact with herbicides.
Porphyria cutanea tarda: A rare illness that can make your liver stop working the way it should and can cause your skin to thin and blister when you’re out in the sun. Under VA’s rating regulations, it must be at least 10% disabling within 1 year of contact with herbicides.

Therefore, COPD is not beleieved to be caused by Agent Orange.
Hi Mrs. Brooks, I'm sorry for your loss. Unfortunately, pneumonia is not one of the diseases that can be attributed to Agent Orange.

I do, agree with you the hospital may have handled improperly.
My husband had cancer removed from nose it was basal cell carcinoma is that a disability benefit he can apply for?
Find the info you need from site of social security admin. https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/disability/
Hi Linda, basal cell carcinomas result from long-term ultraviolet radiation exposure, which is part of sunlight. It's not in the list of diseases of agent orange. Whether or not your husband qualify for disability and, as a result, is approved for disability benefits will depend entirely on the information obtained from his medical records. This includes whatever statements and treatment notes that may have been obtained from your treating physician (a doctor who has a history of treating your condition and is, therefore, qualified to comment as to your condition and prognosis). It also includes discharge summaries from hospital stays, reports of imaging studies (such as xrays, MRIs, and CT scans) and lab panels (i.e. bloodwork) as well as reports from physical therapy.
Can my primary care physician test for agent orange exposure? I was TDY to Tuy Ho in Feb of 1968 and the again in May of the same year.
Hi Mr. Bayer, Soldiers are my heroes. "Veterans are eligible for a free Agent Orange Registry health exam. Contact your local VA Environmental Health Coordinator about getting an Agent Orange Registry health exam." This is where you can find the contact info of your local coordinator. https://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/coordinators.asp
My late husband was in Vietnam in 1969 & 1970 . He came down with lung cancer andesophageal cancer. My son was born with NF1. Would this be related to agent Orange .
Hello Mary, lung cancer is confirmed associated with Agent Orange. NF1, although doubtful, hasn't been confirmed associated with Agent Orange.
Is there any way a spouse can contract agent orange from her husband? I have several skin issues that there seem to be no diagnosis to explain. Just wondering.
Hello, Veteran benefits are managed by US Department of Veteran Affairs, here is the toll-free number. You may give them a call to ask for details. Special Issues - Gulf War/Agent Orange/Project Shad/Mustard Agents and Lewisite/Ionizing Radiation 1-800-749-8387 All the best. HTQ
Can one person pass it to another
Hello Gail. No, agent orange isn't contagious, it doesn't pass from one person to another. It can pass to the next generation though.
My husband had cancer removed from nose it was basal cell carcinoma is that a disability benefit he can apply for?
Find the info you need from site of social security admin. https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/disability/
Hi Linda, basal cell carcinomas result from long-term ultraviolet radiation exposure, which is part of sunlight. It's not in the list of diseases of agent orange. Whether or not your husband qualify for disability and, as a result, is approved for disability benefits will depend entirely on the information obtained from his medical records. This includes whatever statements and treatment notes that may have been obtained from your treating physician (a doctor who has a history of treating your condition and is, therefore, qualified to comment as to your condition and prognosis). It also includes discharge summaries from hospital stays, reports of imaging studies (such as xrays, MRIs, and CT scans) and lab panels (i.e. bloodwork) as well as reports from physical therapy.
Can my primary care physician test for agent orange exposure? I was TDY to Tuy Ho in Feb of 1968 and the again in May of the same year.
Hi Mr. Bayer, Soldiers are my heroes. "Veterans are eligible for a free Agent Orange Registry health exam. Contact your local VA Environmental Health Coordinator about getting an Agent Orange Registry health exam." This is where you can find the contact info of your local coordinator. https://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/coordinators.asp
My late husband was in Vietnam in 1969 & 1970 . He came down with lung cancer andesophageal cancer. My son was born with NF1. Would this be related to agent Orange .
Hello Mary, lung cancer is confirmed associated with Agent Orange. NF1, although doubtful, hasn't been confirmed associated with Agent Orange.
Is there any way a spouse can contract agent orange from her husband? I have several skin issues that there seem to be no diagnosis to explain. Just wondering.
Hello, Veteran benefits are managed by US Department of Veteran Affairs, here is the toll-free number. You may give them a call to ask for details. Special Issues - Gulf War/Agent Orange/Project Shad/Mustard Agents and Lewisite/Ionizing Radiation 1-800-749-8387 All the best. HTQ
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