Agent Orange, PCa Linked

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Men exposed to the defoliant Agent Orange during the Vietnam War are at increased risk of prostate cancer, according to a study published in Cancer (2008; published online ahead of print).

In addition, they are more likely to develop it at a younger age and have high-grade and metastatic disease at presentation compared with unexposed men.

The study compared 6,214 men exposed to the chemical and 6,930 unexposed men.

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