Exposure to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzodioxin, a contaminant of Agent Orange, appears to be associated with the development of nonmelanotic invasive skin cancer, study results showed.
The findings showed about half of Vietnam War veterans exposed to the herbicide developed that form of skin cancer.
"Although 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzodioxin exposure has been linked to many diseases, its influence in the risk of developing skin cancer in humans remains unclear"” the researchers wrote. "Our clinical experience suggests that exposure could influence the risk of developing nonmelanotic invasive skin cancer, perhaps depending on the duration and type of exposure and certain patient characteristics"”
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Skin Cancer Risk Seen in Vietnam Vets Exposed to Agent Orange
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