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    Missileers Worry About New Signs of Link Between Service and Cancer, Latest in Toxic Exposure Concerns

    Missileers Worry About New Signs of Link Between Service and Cancer, Latest in Toxic Exposure Concerns

    The community of missileers who have spent years standing watch in concrete bunkers for days at a time while operating America's nuclear arsenal are voicing concern about a presentation detailing a possible link between their service and cancer.

    The warning, delivered by a Space officer who gathered details on cancer diagnoses received by veterans who served at Malmstrom Force in Montana, is the latest hint in what advocates describe as a growing body of evidence of potential toxic exposure inside nuclear missile silos.

    Retired Col. Jim Warner, a former missileer and the executive director of the Association of Air Force Missileers, told .com that the organization's members are, understandably, worried about the news.

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    “The Association of Air Force Missileers is closely following this and will assist the Air Force with their investigation,” Warner said.

    The details of a potential cancer link at Malmstrom came in a slide deck presented to troops earlier this month. The Space Force officer detailed 36 cases where missileers who had been stationed at Malmstrom during their careers were diagnosed with a type of cancer.

    Ten of the airmen who have received cancer diagnoses, according to the presentation, developed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Two developed Hodgkin's lymphoma, and 24…

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