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A Veteran’s Story: From Vietnam to Biopsy

Len is one of many veterans who faced a prostate cancer diagnosis following his time in service. Research now shows a connection between exposure to Agent Orange (a herbicide used during the Vietnam War) and the development of aggressive prostate cancer. Veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange have a 52 percent increase in overall risk of prostate cancer detection and a 75 percent increased risk of developing life-threatening prostate cancer.1

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  1. Ansbaugh N, Shannon J, et al. Agent Orange as a risk factor for high-grade prostate cancer. Cancer. 1 Jul 2013; 119(13), 2399-2404. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4090241/. Accessed November 10, 2017.

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