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released: 1 Oct 2001 author: AIHW, DVA media release

This report provides medical validations for three conditions of concern regarding the health of Vietnam veterans and their children - adrenal gland cancer in veterans' children, the four main types of leukaemia in veterans and their children, and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in veterans. It is the second supplementary report to Morbidity of Vietnam Veterans: Volume 3 Validation Study and responds to a recommendation of that study that 'cancer of the adrenal gland in veterans' children be further investigated and compared to a derived community standard'. Comparisons have also been made for the four leukaemia types to expand on the total leukaemia comparisons from the study, while the non-Hodgkin's lymphoma comparisons are revisions to those included in the validation report.This report further extends the knowledge about the health of Vietnam veterans and their families.

ISBN 978 1 74024 083 3; Cat. no. PHE 28; 27pp.; Internet only


Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title page and verso
    • Letter to the Minister for Veterans' Affairs
    • Contents
    • List of tables and figures
    • Foreword
  • Sections
    • Introduction
    • Definition of conditions
    • Adrenal gland cancer in veterans' children
    • Leukaemia in veterans and their children
    • Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in veterans and their children
    • Conclusion
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
    • Appendix 1: Derivation of Australian community standards for veterans' children
    • Appendix 2: Derivation of Australian community standards for veterans' leukaemia
    • References

Recommended citation

AIHW, DVA 2001. Morbidity of Vietnam veterans: adrenal gland cancer, leukaemia and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, supplementary report 2. Cat. no. PHE 28. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 19 August 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442467288>.

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