Something has happened to the children in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina; 11 kids have been diagnosed with rare brain cancer and they all live within miles of each other. And now, local mothers are wondering if they are connected and what the cause might be.
Brandy Richardson, whose eight-year-old son Ethan was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma recalls the day he was diagnosed as terminal, “They give you radiation and tell you to go home and enjoy your kid til he’s gone.”
But that was just the beginning.
That same day another boy named Sam was diagnosed with DIPG. Two kids from the same town, diagnosed on the same day, in the same hospital. What were the odds?
Her son Ethan would die within a few months of his July 2013 diagnosis but shortly after his death, Marie Price’s son was diagnosed with the same tumor in the exact same spot. (Nick’s tumor, although more rare than Ethan’s, was operable, and a team of surgeons in Arizona saved his life.1)
Recently, another Mount Pleasant boy, Jett Goldberg, was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor. 2
Eleven cases of rare tumors have popped up in the three neighboring Mt. Pleasant subdivisions of Park West, Dunes West, and Rivertowne.
The families have been in touch with health officials and Senator Lindsey Graham’s office, hoping for answers. DHEC says it is currently examining the data as a cancer cluster, but doesn’t yet have an answer. According to the American Cancer Institute, 1,000 cancer clusters are reported in the United States every year. 3
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