Men with exposure should consider screening
The majority of prostate cancer is slow-growing in nature; a patient diagnosed in his 60s or 70s with a less-aggressive form is more likely to die of something else.
But the researchers say their findings are prompting them to advise men with a history of Agent Orange exposure to talk to their physicians and strongly consider prostate cancer screening.
FREE HEALTH EXAM
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Agent Orange Registry health exam is a free, comprehensive physical exam that helps veterans assess possible long-term problems that may be related to Agent Orange exposure during their military service. Go to tinyurl.com/agent-orange-registry for information on eligibility and how to contact local VA Environmental Health Coordinators.