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A 21-year-old member asked:

What is a cancer cluster?

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Dr. Pallav Mehta
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
More than expected: A cancer cluster is a term used by statisticians and epidemiologists to refer to a greater than expected incidence of cancer in a certain group of people in the same geographic area over a certain period of time, often suggesting an environemental link. A notable historical example is testicular cancer among chimney sweeps in 18th century london.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
See below: When a number of cases of cancer of the same type occur in a small area. See this for more info on this topic. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/risk/clusters.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

How can I learn more about cancer clusters?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Cancer reporting: States have requirements for reporting cases of cancer. For additional information you may wish to consult the following website: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/factsheet/risk/clusters.
Last updated Oct 3, 2016
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