Thank you for visiting The Acreage Cancer Study website. This site has been developed to help share information about a confirmed cancer cluster in The Acreage with those who live in or around The Acreage (which includes Loxahatchee, Unincorporated West Palm, and parts of Royal Palm Beach) in Florida.
You most likely made your way to this site because you are aware of the Cancer Study that was conducted in our area by the Florida Department of Health (not us - we in no way conducted the study). This study was requested when it was discovered that multiple children and adults suffered or died from brain tumors and live within a close radius of one another. The study was requested in May of 2009.
On February 1, 2010 the Florida Department of Health declared the Acreage a "Pediatric Cancer Cluster".
Please note: We are not The Florida Department of Health. We are concerned residents just like you. We are seeking answers to a long list of questions and we are hoping that this website provides useful information to you. This is a privately run and owned website.
If you would like to print this map, you can use the print option off your web browser.
Disclaimer: This map is intended to be used as a visual tool ONLY. The information reflected on this map has been voluntarily provided by persons from The Acreage. Please note that we have not updated this map in months. If you would like your information added to this map, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide us with your address, sex, age, and diagnosis.
This map reflects data that we have collected via personal emails & phone calls. All of our data is self-reported by residents.
This data does not reflect data collected by the Florida Department of Health.
We are keeping track of all diagnosed health issues that residents report to us. We are not simply tracking brain tumors and brain cancer. As you can see on the map, we are tracking all health concerns that are reported to us. We are keeping track of this information because if an environmental hazard (a causal agent) is found in the Acreage, it is very possible it could cause multiple illnesses - not just brain tumors and brain cancer.
To view information associated with each bullet simply click on the bullet.
Each bullet will include the following:
At the request of site members who just want to know how many brain tumors and cysts are on the map, we have provided a breakdown below:
By request, we have broken down the data we have collected by year:
We are trying to update our Victim Database. We ask that if you live in the area and have a brain tumor, some form of cancer, or another diagnosed medical problem, that you call the Palm Beach County Department of Health at 561-514-5300.
We would also like those who are in need of medical assistance to let us know. We would like to keep a list of those in need so that when services become available we can notify you. Please specify what type of assistance you need so we can better assist you.
If you have any questions, please send an email to:
WE ARE NO LONGER COLLECTING THIS DATA - IF YOU HAVE A BRAIN CANCER CASE TO REPORT PLEASE CONTACT THE PALM BEACH COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (561) 514-5300