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cancer cluster

noun
1.
the occurrence of a higher than expected number of cancer cases in a small, defined geographical area or population.
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Contemporary definitions for cancer cluster
noun

a geographical area with a higher-than-average occurrence of cancer among its residents over a period of time

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The complex nature of cancer makes it inherently challenging to identify, interpret, and address cancer clusters.

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