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One of the cancers most frequently diagnosed in active-duty troops, malignant melanoma, is no longer more prevalent in military personnel than the general population — at least in younger servicemembers. Enhanced prevention, diagnosis and treatment get the credit, especially in the Air Force, which has higher rates of the cancer than the other services
Harsh war zone environments always have made skin conditions a common cause for troop evacuation from battlefield areas. The strategic use of telemedicine in Iraq and Afghanistan, however, has reduced the costly evacuations while improving diagnosis and treatment of dermatologic issues.
Va Researcher: Risk is Low for Cancer in Second Breast
The overwhelming majority of prophylactic mastectomies are unnecessary, according to a new study led by VA researchers. The study raises questions about why women are opting to have the second breast removed and what role their doctors play in the decision.
Concern about Greater Disease Severity
In the past, multiple sclerosis was far more common in Caucasians than African-Americans. Recent studies of military personnel and veterans suggest that could be changing, however. This trend is especially concerning for healthcare providers because the disease is, on average, more severe in the African-American population.
Most Popular Stories
- Many Healthcare Providers Lose VA Retention Bonuses
- Federal Medicine Organizational Meetings — Tarred with the Same Brush?
- Despite Formulary, High-Cost Diabetes Drug Use Varies Widely Across VA Facilities
- Report Says Administration Faces Hard Choices For Veterans Programs
- Physician Overcomes TBI to Return to Active-Duty Medicine
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