Vietnamese Americans, Exposed to Agent Orange, Suffer in Silence

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  Vietnamese Americans, Exposed to Agent Orange, Suffer in Silence

Monday, 30 September 2013 09:35  
Written by
Jason Schloss
By Ngoc Nguyen, New America Media | Report

    

                    

SAN JOSE — After his eighth round of chemo, Trai Nguyen is exhausted, his body ravaged. The 60-year-old has a rare and aggressive form of cancer that he believes resulted from his contact with the defoliant Agent Orange during the Vietnam War.

His doctors believe his cancer may now be in remission, but that is little comfort. “My hands shake violently. I can’t do anything,” he says, sitting on a mattress in the two-bedroom apartment he shares with relatives.

The aftermath of war brought Trai to the United States where he rebuilt his life, but now he’s destitute. His fortunes could have taken a better turn had one thing been different…

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