Link between cancer, local high school draws national attention
MANATEE, Fla. — A group of alumni at Bayshore High School say the school is a cancer cluster.
They’ve been taking their concerns to Manatee County and school district officials for nearly 15 years and today their story got national attention on "CBS This Morning."
Her son Ricky died of a rare form of bone cancer 20 years ago.
Does he think there a cancer cluster case at Bayshore High School?
Definitely convinced,” said Woodhouse.
Woodhouse says all that water flowed south under the school and its wells.
The school’s story appeared on "CBS This Morning" after the health department said it would request health information from alumni between 1984 and 2012.
Jozsa has led the fight for answers after her sister died of a rare type of leukemia in 1999.
“I don’t’ want any parents to go what I went through.” The group has a Facebook page to keep alumni informed There are several factors to determine if those who are sick are really part of a cancer cluster or it’s just a coincidence.
There are a high number of cancer cases there are about 500 of them.