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Thank you for visiting The Acreage Cancer Study website. This site has been developed to help share information about a confirmed cancer cluster in The Acreage with those who live in or around The Acreage (which includes Loxahatchee, Unincorporated West Palm, and parts of Royal Palm Beach) in Florida.

You most likely made your way to this site because you are aware of the Cancer Study that was conducted in our area by the Florida Department of Health (not us - we in no way conducted the study). This study was requested when it was discovered that multiple children and adults suffered or died from brain tumors and live within a close radius of one another. The study was requested in May of 2009. 

On February 1, 2010 the Florida Department of Health declared the Acreage a "Pediatric Cancer Cluster".  

Please note: We are not The Florida Department of Health. We are concerned residents just like you. We are seeking answers to a long list of questions and we are hoping that this website provides useful information to you. This is a privately run and owned website.

 

Map

 

If you would like to print this map, you can use the print option off your web browser.

Disclaimer: This map is intended to be used as a visual tool ONLY. The information reflected on this map has been voluntarily provided by persons from The Acreage.  Please note that we have not updated this map in months. If you would like your information added to this map, please email us at infotheacreagecancerstudy.com and provide us with your address, sex, age, and diagnosis.

This map reflects data that we have collected via personal emails & phone calls. All of our data is self-reported by residents. If you are ill and would like your information placed on our map, please complete the questionnaire (located below and on our Study Info page) and email it to infotheacreagecancerstudy.com.

This data does not reflect data collected by the Florida Department of Health.

 

We are keeping track of all diagnosed health issues that residents report to us. We are not simply tracking brain tumors and brain cancer. As you can see on the map, we are tracking all health concerns that are reported to us. We are keeping track of this information because if an environmental hazard (a causal agent) is found in the Acreage, it is very possible it could cause multiple illnesses - not just brain tumors and brain cancer.

To view information associated with each bullet simply click on the bullet.

Each bullet will include the following:

  • Adult or Child
  • Male or Female
  • Diagnosis
  • If it is a brain tumor we will note whether it is malignant (M) or non-malignant (NM)

At the request of site members who just want to know how many brain tumors and cysts are on the map, we have provided a breakdown below: 

  • Adults with brain tumors: 46
  • Adults with brain cysts: 5
  • Children with brain tumors: 18
  • Children with brain cysts: 3
  • Adults with optic tumors: 3

By request, we have broken down the data we have collected by year:

  • 1986 - we have one report of an adult with a brain cyst.
  • 1996 - we have one report of a child who died of a brain tumor.
  • 1998 - we have two reports of adults with brain tumors.
  • 1999 - we have two reports of adults with brain tumors and one report of a child with a brain tumor.
  • 2000 - we have one report of a child who died of a brain tumor.
  • 2001 - we have one report of an adult with a brain tumor.
  • 2002 - we have three reports of adults with brain tumors.
  • 2003 - we have six reports of adults with brain tumors and two reports of children with brain cysts.
  • 2004 - we have three reports of adults with brain tumors and one report of a child with a brain tumor.
  • 2005 - we have five reports of adults with brain tumors and two reports of children with brain tumors, as well as one report of a child with a brain cyst.
  • 2006 - we have five reports of adults with brain tumors and one report of a child with a brain cyst.
  • 2007 - we have four reports of adults with brain tumors, one report of a child who died of a brain tumor, and one report of a child with a brain cyst.
  • 2008 - we have ten reports of adults with brain tumors, five reports of children with brain tumors, and two reports of children with brain cysts.
  • 2009 - we have eleven reports of adults with brain tumors, one report of an adult with a brain cyst, and three reports of children with brain tumors.
  • 2010 - we are receiving reports from residents who have been diagnosed with brain tumors. We don't have an exact tally as of yet.
In addition to the numbers above, we have five reports of adults with brain tumors, however we do not know the exact year of diagnosis.

As we mentioned above, we have not updated the map in months. The map is only being updated if and when a resident specifically asks for their data to be added.

Attention Potential Victims

We are trying to update our Victim Database. We ask that if you live in the area and have a brain tumor, some form of cancer, or another diagnosed medical problem, that you send  an email to infotheacreagecancerstudy.com. We need your email to contain the following information:

  •  Name
  • Address
  • Length of residency
  • Date of birth or age
  • Specific diagnosis (ex. Astrocytoma Brain Tumor)
  • Date of diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Employment background
  • Any other medical conditions
  • Contact information
  • Whether you drink and/or cook with well water
  • If you have lived at multiple locations in or around the Acreage, please list them all
  • Did you build your home or did you go through a builder? If so, which builder?
  • Do you garden or eat food items grown in your yard?
  • Do you go to a particular park often?
  • Do you eat fish or game caught locally? If so, where?
  • Do you have a pond on your property?
  • Did you ever have fill put on your property?

This information is necessary for the victim database.

We would also like those who are in need of medical assistance to let us know. We would like to keep a list of those in need so that when services become available we can notify you.  Please specify what  type of assistance you need so we can better assist you. 

If you have any questions, please send an email to: mailto:infotheacreagecancerstudy.com

 

 


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