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Agent Orange: Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

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VA presumes Veterans' non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is related to their exposure to Agent Orange or other herbicides during military service. VA also presumes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is related to service in Vietnam or in the offshore waters of Vietnam during the Vietnam Era.

Learn more:

  • About Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Research on Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and Herbicides Used in Vietnam
  • VA Benefits for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Contact VA about Benefits

About Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma





Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is a type of cancer of the lymph glands and other lymphatic tissue, which are part of the body’s immune system that help to fight infection and disease.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Swollen, painless lymph nodes in the neck, armpit or groin areas in early stages.
  • Other signs and symptoms may include fever, night sweats, fatigue, weight loss, abdominal pain or swelling, chest pain or trouble breathing, itchy skin.

Visit Medline Plus* to learn about treatment of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, the latest research, and more from the National Institutes of Health.

Research on Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and Herbicides Used in Vietnam

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) 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.

View more research on health effects of Agent Orange.

VA Benefits for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Veterans with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma who were exposed to Agent Orange or other herbicides during military service or served in Vietnam during the Vietnam Era (including the waters offshore) may be eligible fordisability compensation and health care benefits.

Veterans who served in Vietnam or another area where Agent Orange was sprayed may be eligible for an Agent Orange Registry health exam, a free, comprehensive examination.

Surviving spouses, dependent children and dependent parents of Veterans who were exposed to herbicides during military service or served in Vietnam during the Vietnam Era (including the waters offshore) and died as the result of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma may be eligible for survivors' benefits.

Contact VA about Benefits

By Telephone

  • Toll-free Helpline: 1-800-749-8387 Press 3
  • Agent Orange Registry Health Exam: Call your local VA Environmental Health Coordinator
  • Health Care: 1-877-222-8387
  • Compensation and Other Non-Health Care Benefits: 1-800-827-1000
  • TDD (for hearing impaired): 1-800-829-4833

In Person

  • Health Care and Agent Orange Registry Health Exam: Go to your nearest VA health care facility.
  • Compensation Benefits and Other Non-Health Care Benefits: Go to your nearest VA benefits office.
 

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