risk factors

November 14, 2014
Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Cancer and Gulf War Veterans

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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.

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November 12, 2014
Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Veterans, Agent Orange, and Cancer Risk

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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.

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November 10, 2014
Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Veterans, Radiation, and Cancer Risk

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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.

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October 30, 2014
Cat Snyder, ASCO staff

CT Scans and Cancer Risk

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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.

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