cancer cluster

cancer cluster

noun
the occurrence of a higher than expected number of cancer cases in a small, defined geographical area or population.
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Main Entry:  cancer cluster
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a geographical area with a higher-than-average occurrence of cancer among its residents over a period of time
Example:  The complex nature of cancer makes it inherently challenging to identify, interpret, and address cancer clusters.
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