NEW HANOVER COUNTY – The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) released information today, after examining data from the North Carolina Central Cancer Registry, that cancer rates in New Hanover County are generally similar to statewide rates of cancers. The summary from DHHS can be viewed here. New Hanover County Health Director Phillip Tarte made the following statement regarding the news:
“This initial information from DHHS shows that we are not seeing any noticeable or statistically significant trends within the cancer registry for our region compared with the state. There is still more information to be gained through the state and federal investigations as it relates to GenX, but this is valuable data as we work to understand the public health effects.”
More public health information can be found here.
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