Is There A Link Between Higher Breast Cancer Rates And Serving In The Military?

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    by War News Updates Editor @ War News Updates: Is There A Link Between Higher Breast Cancer Rates And Serving In The Military?

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    Photo: Warrior: 'The dog tags and camouflage are real. I am still active duty,' said Barbie, as she posed for the Scar Project to raise awareness about breast cancer

    Mystery Of Soaring Breast Cancer Rates Among Women AND Men In U.S. Armed Forces... But Government STILL Won't Cover Treatment -- Daily Mail

    A startling percentage of servicemembers have been diagnosed with breast cancer and experts have not been able to determine why.

    Historically, rates of cancer among military members have been relatively low compared to the rest of the population, especially for diseases like lung, cervical and colorectal cancers.

    But for some reason, more and more men and women in the armed forces have been diagnosed with breast cancer at young ages, as female soldiers are 20 to 40 per cent more likely to get the disease.

    Read more .... Mystery of soaring breast cancer rates among women AND men in U.S. armed forces... but government STILL won't cover treatment | Mail Online

    Update: Alarming breast cancer rates among troops -- Army Times

    My Comment: Not everyone is in agreement that there is a link between higher breast cancer rates and serving in the military.

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    Maybe pink M-16's and pink tanks might help with awareness :lol:
     
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    Breast cancer rates increase in younger women...
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    Advanced breast cancer edges up in younger women
    Feb 26,`13 -- Advanced breast cancer has increased slightly among young women, a 34-year analysis suggests. The disease is still uncommon among women younger than 40, and the small change has experts scratching their heads about possible reasons.
     
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    Lack of clinical trials aimed at younger breast cancer patients...
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    Breast cancer trials 'failing to save younger patients'
    31 May 2013 > A lack of clinical trials aimed at younger breast cancer patients could be partly to blame for longer-term survival problems, experts believe.
     

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