Cancer Affects Women in the Military More than Other Americans

05/30/2011 By Shawn Burns

This is an abhorrent truth about cancer: It rewards those servicewomen who survive wars in service to their country with a doubled cancer risk.

A 2010 study of the VA Cancer Registry finds that women who serve as twice as likely to develop cancer, they have lower breast cancer survival rates, and they were diagnosed with it on average five years earlier than women in the general population.

Our military personnel are facing a harm they never signed on for. Please donate to the American Cancer Society.