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Mysterious Eye Cancer Cluster Strikes Young Women Within 25 Miles of a North Carolina Town – as 15 are Diagnosed With Disease That Only Affects Five in Every Million

Source: Daily Mail, January 2018

An eye cancer cluster has affected nearly two dozen people and killed four within a 25-mile radius of a North Carolina town over the last decade – and experts have no idea what’s causing it.

Ocular melanoma is a form of eye cancer that affects five in one million and is typically found in men in their 60s, but more than half of those diagnosed in Huntersville are women in their 30s or younger.

The most recent case was discovered five miles away in November when a 37-year-old woman was diagnosed with the eye tumor while eight months pregnant, leading to a complete removal of her eye.

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