Service-Related Cancer Treatment and Prevention

Introduction Although cancer is not the most common ailment a veteran may endure, the number of new cancer cases among veterans reported to the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) each year is jaw-dropping. Among Veterans, more than 50,000 cancer cases are reported to VA’s Central Cancer Registry each year and research has shown that… Read More

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Research: Women Who Smoke Like Men, Die Like Men

Analyses from two historical and five contemporary US cohorts suggest that the risks  for both sexes are now: About 25 times more likely than never smokers to die of lung cancer; Between 22 and 25 times more likely to die of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); and Nearly three times more likely to die of… Read More