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2009-04-21 23:10:32

U.S. veterans exposed to Agent Orange are at increased risk of aggressive recurrence of prostate cancer, researchers report. A study of 1,495 veterans who underwent radical prostatectomy to remove their cancerous prostates showed the 206 exposed to Agent Orange had nearly a 50 percent increased risk of their cancer recurring despite the fact their cancer seemed relatively non-aggressive at the time of surgery. Dr. Martha Terris, chief of urology at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in...

2009-04-20 15:39:24

Veterans exposed to Agent Orange are at increased risk of aggressive recurrence of prostate cancer, researchers report. A study of 1,495 veterans who underwent radical prostatectomy to remove their cancerous prostates showed that the 206 exposed to Agent Orange had nearly a 50 percent increased risk of their cancer recurring despite the fact that their cancer seemed relatively nonaggressive at the time of surgery. And, their cancer came back with a vengeance: the time it took the prostate...

2009-02-24 11:39:00

'Vietnam's Lingering Ghost: Facing the Legacy of Agent Orange' airs on HDNet Tuesday, March 3 at 9:00 p.m. ET DALLAS, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- HDNet World Report, HDNet's award-winning weekly news program, presents a dramatic report exposing the ghost that the United States left behind when our troops left Vietnam - Agent Orange. The program reveals important new developments, including the fact that the American government may finally be accepting some responsibility for the devastation....

2008-10-07 06:00:34

Text of report in English by state-run Vietnamese news agency VNA website [Unattributed article from the "Politics" page: "Agent Orange victims submit petition to US Supreme Court"] Hanoi (VNA) - Representatives from the Vietnam Agent Orange/ Dioxin Victims' Association (VAVA) are expected to submit a petition to the US Supreme Court at 11 a.m. on Oct. 6 (11 p.m. Vietnamese time) to request reconsideration of the US Appeal Court's verdict regarding Agent Orange victims' claims against a...

2008-10-04 00:00:22

This nation learned a painful lesson through the struggles of Vietnam veterans who suffered Agent Orange exposure and Operation Desert Storm veterans who suffered from Gulf War syndrome - who sometimes fought for years to gain official recognition of and treatment for their maladies. Sadly, it now appears that some Indiana National Guard soldiers were exposed to a highly toxic chemical in Iraq in 2003 during the early months of the current U.S. invasion and occupation. A total of 139...

2008-09-14 03:00:19

By Brooks, Matthew S Laditka, Sarah B; Laditka, James N ABSTRACT This study examined self-rated health, impairments in activities of daily living, and treatment for eight health conditions among Vietnam War-era veterans, comparing those who served in Vietnam with those who served elsewhere. Data were from the nationally representative 2001 National Survey of Veterans (N = 7,907; 3,923 veterans served in Vietnam). Age-stratified (/=60 years) analyses included multivariate logistic...

2008-09-08 15:00:00

Veterans who were exposed to the defoliant Agent Orange, in Vietnam or elsewhere, are twice as likely as other veterans to get prostate cancer, University of California at Davis researchers found in a study just published online by the journal Cancer. Prostate cancer in those men also comes on earlier and is more aggressive, said Dr. Karim Chaime, chief resident in urology at UC Davis and the study's lead author. Chaime described the study of more than 13,000 Northern California...

2008-08-12 15:00:21

By MEG HASKELL; OF THE NEWS STAFF ROCKLAND - Military veterans exposed in Vietnam to the chemical defoliant Agent Orange have a significantly elevated risk of developing an especially aggressive form of prostate cancer, according to a new study led by a Rockland physician and researcher. Dr. Lars Ellison, who is deployed with the U.S. Army in Iraq, said in a recent interview the research was inspired by the large number of cases of prostate cancer he and other doctors were seeing at a...

2008-08-06 09:30:00

Vietnam War veterans exposed to Agent Orange have greatly increased risks of prostate cancer and of getting the most aggressive form, U.S. researchers said. Lead author Karim Chamie of the University of California, Davis, Health System and the VA Northern California Health Care System said unlike previous studies that were either too small or conducted on men who were too young, patients in the current study were entering their prime years for developing prostate cancer. "While others have...

2008-08-05 00:00:32

SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ Veterans exposed to the herbicide Agent Orange are twice as likely to get prostate cancer as other veterans, University of California-Davis researchers found in a study published online by the journal Cancer. Prostate cancer in those men also comes on earlier and is more aggressive, said Dr. Karim Chaime, chief resident in urology at UC Davis and the study's lead author. The findings are a clear signal that men who worked with Agent Orange should be cared for...


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