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.
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.
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.
With most things in life, there are risks and benefits. It’s important to know these factors before you get any treatment or test. In this podcast, Rebecca Smith-Bindman, MD shares about the connection between computed tomography (CT) scans and cancer risk.
Study Shows a Certain Type of Baldness at Age 45 May Increase the Risk for Aggressive Prostate Cancer
Men who have lost their hair at the front and top of their heads at age 45 have a 40% increased risk of developing faster-growing prostate cancer later in life.