The following conditions have been recognized by the Department of Veterans' Affairs which are associated with exposure to herbicide agent: 1. Chloracne or other acne form disease consistent with chloracne 2. Hodgkin's disease 3. Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma 4. Porphyria cutanea tarda ( a skin condition) 5. Multiple Myeloma 6. Respiratory cancers (cancer of the lung, bronchus, larynx or trachea) NOTE: Previously these conditions must have manifested within 30 years of the veteran's departure from Vietnam to qualify but this 30 year time limit has now been eliminated. 7. Soft-tissue sarcoma (other than osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma)* 8. Kaposi's sarcoma or mesothelioma 9. Neuropathy, peripheral 10. Diabetes, Type II 11. Prostate cancer 12. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
* (The following conditions fall under the term "soft-tissue sarcoma):
a. Adult fibrosarcoma b. Dermatofibrosacoma protuberans c. Malignant fibrous histicytoma d. Liposarcoma e. Leiomyosarcoma f. Malignant granular cell tumour g. Alveolar soft part sarcoma h. Rhabdomysarcoma i. Ectomesenchymoma j. Malignant glomus tumour k. Malignant hemangiopericytoma l. Malignant Schwannoma m. Malignant mesenchymoma n. Epithelioid sarcoma o. Extraskeletal Ewing's sarcoma p. Congenital and infantile fibrosarcoma q. Malignant ganglioneuroma r. Epitheloid Leiomysarcoma (malignant meiomyblastoma) s. Angiosarcoma (hemangiosarcoma and lymphagiosarcoma) t. Proliferating (systemic) angioendotheliomatosis u. Clear cell sarcoma of tendons and aponeuroses v. Synovial sarcoma (malignant synovioma) w. Malignant giant cell tumour of tendon sheath
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