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February 24, 2011

Agent Orange, 49% Increase in Prostate Cancer

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Full Article at: Mounting Evidence That Agent Orange Exposure Ups Prostate Cancer Risk

Steven Fox

February 24, 2011 (Orlando, Florida) — “Vietnam veterans who were exposed to the defoliate Agent Orange are 49% more likely than nonexposed veterans to be diagnosed with prostate cancer. That’s according to results from one of the largest studies to date examining that association.

The study was presented here at the 2011 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium, and adds to a mounting body of evidence implicating the defoliate in the development of prostate cancer.

“Even when numerous other risk factors were accounted for, exposure to Agent Orange increased risk significantly,” principal author Nathan Ansbaugh, MPH, told Medscape Medical News in an interview. “In our study it carried just as much risk as positive family history and even more risk than age,” he said.”

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