Following the Vietnam People's Army invasion and take over of the Royal Kingdom of Laos, beginning in December 1975, the first Lao Hmong refugees arrived in the US, mainly from refugee camps along the Mekong river in Thailand.
Thousands of Lao Hmong fled persecution, human rights violations, military attacks, ethnic cleansing, at the hands of Marxist and communist forces, including those of the Lao People's Army.
Researchers have found several factors that can affect a person’s chance of getting non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).
Scientists have found several risk factors that make a person more likely to get stomach cancer.In the United States, stomach cancer is more common in Hispanic Americans, African Americans, and Asian/Pacific Islanders than it is in non-Hispanic whites.Worldwide, stomach cancer is more common in Japan, China, Southern and Eastern Europe, and South and Central America.This disease is less common in Northern and Western Africa, South Central Asia, and North America.A risk factor is something that affects your chance of getting a disease such as cancer. But having a risk factor, or even many risk factors, does not mean that you will get the disease.