Cancer In Iraq Vets Raises Possibility Of Toxic Exposure

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After serving in Vietnam nearly 40 years ago -- and receiving the Bronze Star for it -- the Tucson soldier was called back to active duty in Iraq. While there, he awoke one morning with a sore throat. Eighteen months later, Army Sgt. James Lauderdale was dead, of a bizarrely aggressive cancer rarely seen by the doctors who tried to treat it.


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Mon Mar 16, 2015 09:13 AM

I served in Iraq in 2004 with the Air National Guard.  I was diagnosed with a rare cancer in 2012.  My Oncologist believes a wartime toxic exposure caused the cancer.

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