veterans

November 14, 2014 · Amber Bauer, ASCO staff
Some studies have shown that military service during the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War increases veterans’ risk for brain and lung cancers. However, the Department of Veterans Affairs does not presume these cancers were caused by military service. Read More >>
November 12, 2014 · Amber Bauer, ASCO staff
Veterans of the Vietnam War may have been exposed to cancer-causing chemicals like Agent Orange during their military service. The Department of Veterans Affairs presumes that certain cancers and other diseases are a result of exposure to this herbicide. Read More >>
November 10, 2014 · Amber Bauer, ASCO staff
Some veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces may have been exposed to ionizing radiation during their time of service. High, uncontrolled exposure to this radiation can cause short-term and long-term health problems, including some types of cancer. Read More >>