Agent Orange Raises Vietnam Vets’ Risk of Recurrent Prostate Cancer

SUNDAY, May 20, 2007 (HealthDay News)

Exposure four decades ago to Agent Orange in the Vietnam War appears to boost veterans’ risk for a recurrence of prostate cancer even after the organ is surgically removed, a new study shows.

And if the cancer does return, it tends to be more aggressive among veterans exposed to Agent Orange than in those not exposed to the chemical defoliant, the researchers found.

Black veterans are especially vulnerable to these tough-to-treat recurrences, the researchers said. more below…

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