Agent Orange exposure may put Vietnam veterans at greater risk of skin cancer

01/30/2014 | · United Press International

Among 100 Department of Veterans Affairs patients enrolled in an Agent Orange exposure registry, 51% developed nonmelanotic invasive skin cancer, a retrospective review found. Chloracne, a condition related to dioxin exposure, was found in 43% of the men, while 26% suffered other malignancies, such as prostate, bladder or colon cancer. The findings are published in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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