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The historical statistical analysis found:
• Of all veterans who underwent a prostate biopsy procedure, 203 (7.5 percent) had been exposed to Agent Orange.
• Of the 896 vets (32.9 percent) who had been diagnosed with prostate cancer, 74 (8.2 percent) had Agent Orange exposure.
• Of the 459 vets (16.9 percent) who had high-grade disease, 40 (8.7 percent) had Agent Orange exposure.
Men with exposure
should consider screening
Jones performed Dillon's second cryoablation on Feb. 28.
RISK FACTOR FOR VETERANS
An excerpt from the analysis of Agent Orange exposure on prostate cancer in the journal Cancer: "Vietnam veterans are now reaching their mid-60s, the age at which new cases of prostate cancer are most commonly diagnosed in the United States. To more accurately assess the latent effects of Agent Orange on prostate cancer risk, a reassessment of contemporary biopsy data is needed. "Roughly 8 million men in the United States are veterans of the Vietnam War. On the basis of national prostate cancer rates between 2005 and 2007, it is predicted that nearly 1.4 million of these men will develop prostate cancer during their lifetime. Although no real estimates exist for the percentage of Vietnam veterans who experienced Agent Orange, roughly 3 million veterans served in Southeast Asia alone, where Agent Orange was used extensively in the combat theater . . . "The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force guideline panel has recently recommended against population-based PSA screening; however, it is important to note that the effect of Agent Orange was not addressed by the task force." --"Agent Orange as a Risk Factor for High-Grade Prostate Cancer," in the journal CancerKey:
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