Thursday, August 26, 2010

Male Breast Cancer - DIOXIN

by George Claxton
A new study conducted by Sara Villeneuve, et al and published in the journal "OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE" was released on August 25, 2010. This study related to the incidence of breast cancer in males whom were exposed to PCBs, dioxins, and other toxins and occupations.

In volume 69 of the International Agency for Research on Cancer published in 1997 it was suggested that dioxin might be related to male breast cancer. Now a study has shown a connection. The new study showed a 3.8 (95% CL 1.5 to 9.5) increase from exposure to these compounds.

The authors stated that "Endocrine disruptors such as alkylphenolic compounds may play a role in breast cancer".

There is a lot of evidence on dioxin like compounds in female breast cancer but this is the first study that I know of that connected dioxin like compounds with male breast cancer.

http://monographs.iarc.fr/ENG/Monographs/vol69/index.php

23 comments:

  1. My father passed away from non-hodgkins lymphoma on 7/28/2000 as a result of agent orange. He was the first one in my family to be diagnosed with cancer. I am a 33 year old woman who was just diagnosed with breast cancer, I can not help but to wonder if agent orange is to blame?

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  2. There are now 67 men with breast cancer who were stationed at Camp lejeune between 1957 and 1987. During these years the drinking water was contaminated with benzene, vinyl chloride, TCE and PCE.....the soils and water was also contaminated with DDT, DDE, DDD, PCB's, Dieldrin and Clordane...the only thing we had in common. is we drank the water....many of us are also Vietnam Vets and were sprayed with Agent Orange as well......Jimmy

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  3. I am 67 year old male who served 23 months in
    viitnam between 1968-1972.
    In october 2010 I was diagnised with breast cancer,which resulted with mastectomy of my left
    breast.
    Has any other male vietnam veteran been treated with breast cancer?

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    1. I am also a 67 year old male who served 12 months in Vietnam 1970-71. I also had breast cancer of my left breast.

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    2. My husband died of male breast cancer in 2008. He was also in Viet Nam during this time frame. He applied for disability, but was refused. Has anyone else applied and been refused?

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  4. My husband died of male breast cancer in 1988, at a very young age of 43. He was sick for 3 + years with the disease. He served in the US military and spent 1 year in Vietnam in 1968-69. He was in supply and I am convinced his male breast cancer was a result of Agent Orange.

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  5. Agent Orange was stored on Guam and leaked into the aquafer. The EPA made the AF clean it up around 2002. I was stationed there in 1991-1992. I had one miscarriage while stationed there (with a total of 3) and developed stage 3C breast cancer 19 years later at age 41. I think it was the start of all the crap the military exposed me to.

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  6. My father served in Vietnam in 67-68 and was diagnosed in 2009 with breast cancer. He had his left breast removed, went through chemo and radiation and was healthy for two years before the cancer returned with a vengeance. He passed away in July of 2012, fighting the VA the entire way to have them attribute his breast cancer to Agent Orange. They said his diabetes was attributed to Agent Orange, but not the cancer that affects 1% of males.

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    1. So sorry to hear you lost your father to male Breast Cancer. I was diagnosed with male Breast Cancer in May 2011, went through chemo and radiation and so far blessed that it has not returned. Was in Vietman in 67-68. Had my breast removed and did have spreading to the lymph nodes. Applied for disability twice and was rejected. Also have diabetes from Agent Orange. There needs to be more done by the VA for male breast cancer. Male breast cancer we have been told has doubled in the last few years so why does the VA not recognize it as part of agent orange.

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  7. I am a Vietnam veteran and am 60 years old. When I was in country 72/73 I developed Menieres syndrome, then my teeth started falling out. I had feet rot for years, and when I was about 27 I had a left breast removed. When I was 55 I had three strokes and eight months later I was diagnosed with diabetes type 2. I also had a burst appendix just months before the strokes. I am sure I had the diabetes before the strokes. I also have hypertension and on heart pills. I don't think I will live to a ripe old age but it's been fun so far. Learning to walk, talk, chew, deal with choking on my own saliva at night in bed, not being able to feel my arms when I have to get up and pee!...yep, fun, fun, fun!

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  8. I am a Vietnam veteran and am 60 years old. When I was in country 72/73 I developed Menieres syndrome, then my teeth started falling out. I had feet rot for years, and when I was about 27 I had a left breast removed. When I was 55 I had three strokes and eight months later I was diagnosed with diabetes type 2. I also had a burst appendix just months before the strokes. I am sure I had the diabetes before the strokes. I also have hypertension and on heart pills. I don't think I will live to a ripe old age but it's been fun so far. Learning to walk, talk, chew, deal with choking on my own saliva at night in bed, not being able to feel my arms when I have to get up and pee!...yep, fun, fun, fun!

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  9. Here is a Letter from Austrialia among the veterans there that served along side of US Soldiers and had the same Agent Orange Exposure.

    The report shows that veterans, their spouse and their children suffer from a range of illnesses much, much higher than the rest of the population.
    We all know about the greatly elevated rates of Spina Bifida and Cancer, and other normally rare diseases but I was shocked to the core when I read that the number of deaths of Vietnam veterans children from accident and suicide is 250% higher than for other Australians.
    Other examples are:
    Male breast cancer……………………..2,500% higher
    Ischaemic heart disease……………….200%
    Leukemia…………………………………300%
    Prostate cancer………………………….300%
    Cancer of colon………………………….350%
    Motor neuron disease…………………..6000%
    Cleft lip or palate………………………...400%
    Absent body parts……………………….1000%
    Spina Bifida………………………………1000%
    I won't go on. I don't think I need to. This needs to be dealt with now.
    http://www.getipm.com/articles/letters/agent_orange-AU.htm

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    1. Where did the letter come from? Was it a result of a study?
      Steve

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  10. In order for those who served in Vietnam and have subsequently been diagnosed with male breast cancer, to ever have their condition recognized by the VA as service-connected due to exposure to Agent Orange, Vietnam Veteran's Association representatives must receive data as soon as possible. Because male breast cancer is so rare and the population is small, such veterans or family members of veterans who passed away from male breast cancer should send your/their story to the Vietnam Veteran's Association 8719 Colesville Rd. Suite 100, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3710, 301-585-4000, Fax: 301-585-0519.

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  11. PLEASE NOTE: Send information to VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA, 8719 Colesville Rd. Suite 100, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3710, 301-585-4000, Fax: 301-585-0519.

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    1. Bill from Altoona,PA.January 4, 2017 at 3:20 PM

      I served in CAM-RAHN BAY FROM 1966-1967. I had my right breast removed do to breast cancer in April 29, 2016 I sent a claim in and they turned me down. I am collecting 60% due to my heart from agent orange. I read an article on this same page from AUSTRAILA AND THEY SAID THEY DID SOME TESTING AND THERE RESULTS SAY MEN WHO FOUGHT IN viet-nam have a 2500% better chance of getting breast cancer from agent orange.

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  12. My Vietnam Army Veteran,1970-71, B/1st/321st Airborne, just had a mastectomy due to breast cancer in his right breast. He is now undergoing chemotherapy. I truly believe it is from Agent Orange. When will the V.A. admit that breast cancer is also Agent Orange connected?

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    1. Sheila, wife of DanMay 31, 2014 at 1:46 PM

      OMG, my husband is a Vietnam Army Veteran, 1970-71, B/1st/321st Airborne and just had a mastectomy in December 2013 due to breast cancer in his right breast. He just finished his chemo four weeks ago. I also thought it was Agent Orange. What can we do to get it through the V.A.'s heads that this is a very real service-connected illness???

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    2. Do we go for legal help? If we can gather enough people who have been diagnosed with male breast cancer, could we file a class action suit?

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  13. My husband served in Korea in 68-70 and was dowsed with Agent Orange at least 2 times on the Zone. He had his right breast removed in 1999 due breast cancer. It came back in 2009 in his lungs and moved to his brain, liver, and ribs. He died Mar 27th, 2012 just after turning 63.

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  14. I have been diagnosed with breast cancer, I served in Viet Nam from Jun 1966 thru Dec 1967.
    However I read of a study done by The State of Texas School of Public Health (U of TX) that studied the incidence of
    breast cancer in male viet nam veterans.

    Guy Rich

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  15. I was stationed in Vung Tau, Vietnam for one year from 1966 to 1967, I was diagnosed in 2004 with male breast cancer. My left breast was removed. I have been on hormone medication since my second operation in 2005 for advanced breast cancer.

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  16. My husband, a Vietnam veteran, was diagnosed with stage 4 male breast cancer which was also present in lungs, liver, and bones in 2013. He passed away December 1,2015. Before he passed he filed a claim with the VA which is still open. I was helped to file a spousal claim which was denied but a VA assistance officer filed a dispute to the denial. I have heard nothing since and do not know how to proceed. Please advise. My time to appeal runs out in June.

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