Agent Orange Then, Prostate Cancer Now
What Angela's article looks at is a serious health issue that is really impacting a lot of men who fought in wars in Viet Nam and Korea.
With many Vietnam veterans reaching their mid-60s, prostate cancer, already a problem at that age - is impacting some of the foot soldiers from that time in high numbers.
Perhaps 1.7 million men.The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs lists prostate cancer as one of 14 diseases - including Type 2 diabetes and Parkinson's - that is associated with exposure to Agent Orange. One effort looked at a group of 2,700 military veterans to see if they had a higher risk of developing high-grade prostate cancer.