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Here is where the cluster of brain tumors is suspected. http://www.kmbc.com/health/16330197/detail.html Here is a page I found about brain tumors: http://www.tbts.org/itemDetail.asp?categoryID=384&itemID=16535 The second link says that there is about a 0.6% lifetime chance of a person developing a brain tumor. If you use the town population of 6500 and multiply by (0.006 / 72 years average lifetime), you get less than 1 person (about 0.54 of a person) getting a brain tumor in this population's entire lifetime. Does that calculation sound right? If so, they really DO have a major problem, these 12 tumors have appeared in the last 7 months, the article says. Chuck (chemist)
Re: Brain Tumor Statistics: How to Determine if a Cluster Exists
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