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What is a cancer cluster?

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Dr. Pallav Mehta
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Pallav Mehta
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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