Bayside Park Investigation
Cancer and DiseaseCluster Update
March 21, 2017 - 6:00 pm atBangor Township Hall
What is a CancerCluster
According to the Center for DiseaseControl and Prevention - “A cancer cluster is a greater than expectednumber of cancer cases that occurs within a group of people in a geographicarea over a defined period of time.”
A greater than expected number -Occurs when the observed number of cases is higher than one wouldtypically observe in a similar setting (e.g., in a group with similarpopulation, age, race, or sex).
Of cancer cases -All of the cases must involve the same type of cancer, or typesof cancer scientifically proven to have the same cause.
- What kindof cancer do the members of our group have?
- Do we knowwhat causes those kinds of cancers?
That occurs within a group of people- The greater than expected number of cancers is seenafter accounting for the distribution of race, ethnicity, age, and gender inthe population for purposes of calculating cancer rates.
Ina geographic area - If the cancer cases are linkedtogether by residence the calculation of the expected number of cases willdepend on how we define the geographic area where the cancer cases live.
Over a period of time- The number of cases included in the cluster—andcalculation of the expected number of cases—will depend on how wedefine the time period over which the cases occurred.
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