9:11 toxic dust and cancer
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Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer for men, but scientists still don’t understand how the disease works.
A recent study looked 9/11 first responders with prostate cancer who were exposed to toxic dust.
The results provide some new clues about how the disease may progress over time, fueled by the inflammation of a cholesterol gene.
There are more cases of prostate cancer in 9/11 responders than lung cancer — a reminder that the ways cancer works in the body are complex and mysterious.
Prostate cancer touches almost every American in some way.
It is the most common form of cancer in men, according to the National Cancer Institute, and it affects