Are follicular lymphoma and Agent Orange related at all?

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. is considered a presumptive disease for Agent Orange by the Department of Veteran's Affairs.
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 higher) than in the general population. This was presumed to be related to dioxin contamination in the "agent orange" herbicide, since there are other studies that indicate it increases cancer risk. However, the connection is not definite.

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Are there any studies linking follicular lymphoma and Agent Orange?

Yes. Agent orange is phenoxyl hercides chemically. Epidemiology study showed an association between such as exposure and non-hodgkin's lymphoma including folicular lymphoma. An interesting article publised in J Exp Med noted a drastic clonal expansion of t(14:18) B cells in patient's blood exposed to various pesticides. Chromosomal translocation (14:18) is a hallmark for follicular lymphoma. Read more...

Can agent orange cause diffuse large b cell lymphoma?

No one knows. Certainly some other cancers have been linked but as far as i know there is no direct linkage. On the other hand, herbicides have had an association with lymphoma and myeloma and agent orange is a "super herbicide". It is always hard to show a direct linkage. Read more...
It is associated. Lymphomas are on the list of cancers associated with agent orange. Veterans exposed to agent orange who develop lymphomas are eligible for benefits from the va. Read more...

What is the association between lymphoma and hypothyroidism? Can agent orange cause hypothyroidism?

Lymphoma and thyroid. Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an immune attack on the thyroid which can over time provoke lymphoma through overstimulation of the lymph tissue in the area. Lymphoma can also be seen with other autoimmune conditions such as sjogren's syndrome, crohn's disease, common variable immunodeficiency, and rheumatoid arthritis. I couldn't find any medical reports linking agent orange and hypothyroidism. Read more...