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agent orange and esophageal cancer

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Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Possible/see Dr.: He might get cancer in the lung or anywhere else from this or other agents, especially if he inhaled it. However, if there are no clear symptoms, lik ... Read More
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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
Not sure why u ask.: Is his gastric CA in remission? Does he have any respiratory symptom? Any other risk factor for lung CA like smoking? I would assume he still sees a ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
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24 years experience Occupational Medicine
Used many places: A good place to go to get background information is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agent_Orange It's a combination of 2 herbicides, and one of th ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Presumptive diseases: Department of Veteran's Affairs presumptive diseases for Agent Orange include: AL Amyloidosis, Chronic B-cell Leukemias, Chloracne, Diabetes Mellitus ... Read More
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Dr. Kristine Gerwell
41 years experience Clinical Psychology
Agent Orange: It has been reported that children and grandchildren have had at times severe physical deformities, mental and physical disabilities, diseases and sho ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Due to cough reflex: As tumor of esophagus, stats to obstruct secretions and food backs up , try to enter air way, cough reflex will protect aspiration.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
NO: Agent Orange has been implicated in many disorders, but Huntington's is an autosomal dominant hereditary disorder, and NEVER secondary to chemical exp ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pasala Ravichandran
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Yes: Overall the esophageal cancer is uncommon.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Fast: From unseen to obstructing in a year is possible.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Agent orange, dioxin: Not that I am aware.I.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Fero
31 years experience Medical Oncology
Follicular lymphoma: ...belongs to a larger category of disease called Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). NHL was found to occur at higher rates in Vietnam veterans (~1.5x high ... Read More

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