Health department receives investigation results|'Spike' in childhood cancer cases still being investigated

CLYDE Clyde families still don't have answers. Health officials continue to investiga
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

CLYDE

Clyde families still don't have answers.

Health officials continue to investigate a spike in childhood cancer cases in Clyde and Green Creek Township.

On Tuesday, the Sandusky County Health Department released a report detailing its ongoing investigation initiated after several nurses and doctors noticed what they considered an abnormal number of area children with cancer.

The report shows that the number of childhood cancer cases has surged in recent years in the Clyde area, but the exact causes of each case could not be determined. The report shows that, as of June, at least 10 children in Clyde and the surrounding area ages 19 years and younger were reported to have cancer.

The local health department has been working with state health officials as well as the Ohio Cancer Incidence Surveillance System -- the state's central cancer registry -- in its investigation.