Monday, July 25, 2011

Is This What Killed My Grandfather?

"Breathing problems in soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan [have been] traced to deposits in tiny air passages of the lungs," notes this report — Something In The Air May Cause Lung Damage In Troops. My grandfather was diagnosed with lung cancer, but his doctor brother-in-law insisted that it was a fungus he inhaled in WWII in Iran.

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Blogger Mark in Spokane said...

Lung problems are very common among vets. My dad died of lung cancer, and he was a WW2 and Korea vet. After tinnitus (ringing in the ears), and PTSD, lung problems afflict a lot of vets. Another fruit of war...

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