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Cancer Concerns

Cancer Concerns in Zip Code 32937

For confidentiality reasons, reporting of cases should be done by phone only. Please do not report any cancer cases using e-mail.

Recent community concerns regarding cancer rates have been brought to the attention of the Department of Health in Brevard County (DOH-Brevard). While we currently have no evidence of the source of any disease cluster, we take seriously any concerns brought forward by the community.

The Department is currently collecting information from concerned citizens and encourages community members to call the department to share their concerns. Once information is received and reviewed, the department will work with the Florida Cancer Registry to complete a review of cancer occurrence in the area and determine any necessary next steps.

It is important to note that, although cancer is a serious and frightening diagnosis, it is a common disease. Current information shows that approximately one out of three Americans will develop cancer in their lifetime, and cancer will affect three out of four families. The risk of developing cancer increases with age (with the increased risk starting at age 40), so as the population ages, more cases of cancer are expected in our communities.

Any specific information regarding Patrick Air Force Base should be forwarded to the U.S. Air Force.

Contact Information: 

Brevard County Health Department - (321) 454-7101