DISEASES ASSOCIATED WITH AGENT ORANGE EXPOSURE
Acute and Subacute Peripheral Neuropathy is a nervous system condition that causes numbness, tingling, and motor weakness. Under VA's rating regulations, it must be at least 10 percent disabling within one year of exposure to herbicides and resolve within two years after the date it began.
AL Amyloidosis is caused when an abnormal protein, amyloid, enters tissues or organs.
Chloracne (or similar acneform disease) occurs soon after exposure to chemicals and looks like common forms of acne seen in teenagers. Under VA's rating regulations, chloracne (or other acneform disease similar to chloracne) must be at least 10 percent disabling within one year of exposure to herbicides.
Chronic B-cell Leukemia affects white blood cells. VA's regulation recognizing all chronic B-cell leukemias as related to exposure to herbicides took effect on Oct. 30, 2010.
Diabetes Mellitus (Type 2) is characterized by high blood sugar levels resulting from the body's inability to respond properly to the hormone insulin.
Hodgkin's Disease is characterized by progressive enlargement of the lymph nodes, liver, and spleen and progressive anemia.
Ischemic Heart Disease is characterized by a reduced supply of blood to the heart that leads to chest pain. VA's regulation recognizing ischemic heart disease as related to exposure to herbicides took effect on Oct. 30, 2010.
Multiple Myeloma is a cancer of plasma cells, a type of white blood cell in bone marrow.
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma affects the lymph glands and other lymphatic tissue.
Parkinson's Disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects muscle movement. VA's regulation recognizing Parkinson's disease as related to exposure to herbicides took effect on Oct. 30, 2010.
Porphyria Cutanea Tarda is characterized by liver dysfunction and by thinning and blistering of the skin in sunexposed areas. Under VA's rating regulations, it must be at least 10 percent disabling within one year of exposure to herbicides.
Prostate Cancer is one of the most common cancers among men.
Respiratory Cancers include cancers of the lung, larynx, trachea and bronchus.
Soft Tissue Sarcoma (other than Osteosarcoma, Chondrosarcoma, Kaposi's sarcoma, or Mesothelioma) is a group of cancers in body tissues such as muscle, fat, blood and lymph vessels and the connective tissues.