Is hypertension a presumptive diseases Agent Orange update?
NASEM’s reports stated that bladder cancer, hypothyroidism, Parkinson’s-like symptoms, and hypertension fall among the health problems linked to Agent Orange exposure.
5610, the Fair Care for Vietnam Veterans Act, which will mandate the VA cover these four illnesses connected to Agent Orange exposure.
What are the presumptive conditions for Agent Orange?
Porphyria Cutanea Tarda. Prostate Cancer. Respiratory Cancers, including Lung Cancer. Soft Tissue Sarcomas (other than osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, Kaposi’s sarcoma, and mesothelioma)
What are the 14 diseases associated with Agent Orange?
Currently, the list of health conditions associated with Agent Orange exposure includes the following:
- AL amyloidosis.
- Hodgkin’s and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
- Ischemic Heart Disease.
- Diabetes Mellitus, Type II.
- Parkinson’s Disease.
- Respiratory Cancer (e.g., bronchus cancer, larynx cancer, lung cancer, trachea cancer)
Has the VA made a decision on presumptive list?
However, VA has yet to take any actions on these four presumptive diseases, leaving thousands of veterans waiting. At a March 2019 congressional hearing, Dr. Richard Stone, Executive in Charge of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) indicated that a decision on these presumptions could be released within 90 days.