Veterans & Lymphoma
VA presumes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is related to a Veteran’s:
- Exposure to Agent Orange or other herbicides during military service or
- Service in Vietnam or in the offshore waters of Vietnam during the Vietnam Era.
These Veterans do not have to prove a connection between their disease and service to be eligible to receive VA health care and disability compensation.
The Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences concluded in its 1994 report on “Veterans and Agent Orange: Health Effects of Herbicides Used in Vietnam”
and in future updates that there is sufficient evidence of a positive association between exposure to herbicides (2,4-D; 2,4,5-T and its contaminant TCDD; cacodylic acid; and picloram) and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Agent Orange Registry
Veteran’s Affairs Agent Orange Registry health exam alerts Veterans to possible long-term health problems that may be related to Agent Orange exposure during their military service. The registry data helps VA understand and respond to these health problems more effectively. Register Here
10 Key Questions About Lymphoma: There are as many as 30 to 40 different types of lymphoma, but healthcare providers group them all into two major categories: Hodgkin’s lymphoma, commonly called Hodgkin’s disease, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, or NHL. NHL includes all forms of the disease except Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
In the Fight of My Life
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