"A Dade City couple wants to know why a rare eye cancer is showing up at an alarmingly high rate in veterans than in the general population.
According to numbers that the Department of Veterans Affairs provided to Mark and Beth Rutz through a Freedom of Information request, veterans were diagnosed with Choroidal Melanoma at a rate nearly 17 times higher than non-veterans.
Mark Rutz lost an eye to Choroidal Melanoma, a rare cancer that can spread rapidly through the body.
"It's frightening and people need to be aware, because it's out there," said Mark's wife Beth.
Mark served in Vietnam in 1970-71. He was told Agent Orange won't hurt you"