Military pilots and ground crews showing high rates of cancer, Pentagon study reveals

High rates of cancer among military pilots have been discovered by a Pentagon study.
And for the first time, it's been shown that ground crews that fuel, maintain and launch those aircraft are getting sick as well.
BREAKTHROUGH BONE CANCER DRUG SLOWS TUMOR GROWTH, EXTENDS SURVIVAL IN EARLY STUDIESThe military aviators had raised alarms for years about the number of air and ground crew members they knew who had cancer.
They were told that earlier military studies had found they were not at greater risk than the general U.S. population.
Meanwhile, men had a 16% higher rate of prostate cancer and women a 16% higher rate of breast cancer.
STUDY SHOWS 99% SUCCESS RATEOverall, the air crews had a 24% higher rate of cancer of all types, according to the AP.
The study showed ground crews had a 19% higher rate of brain and nervous system cancers, a 15% higher rate of thyroid cancer and a 9% higher rate of kidney or renal cancers.
Overall, the air crews had a 24% higher rate of cancer of all types, the study found.
Women, meanwhile, had a 7% higher rate of breast cancer, the same study found.
The Pentagon acknowledged that the study had gaps that likely led to an undercount of cancer cases.
Both ground and air crews had far lower rates of lung cancer, and air crews also had lower rates of bladder and colon cancers.
Now, given that higher rates were found, the Pentagon must conduct an even bigger review to try to understand why crews are getting sick.