Nearly 30 Cases and Counting of Glioblastoma in St. Lucie County, FL Over a Span of Five Years.


Glioblastoma, also known as glioblastoma multiforme, is the most aggressive cancer that begins within the brain.

In a report by Meghan McRoberts of WPTV on April 6, 2018, nearly 30 cases of glioblastoma have been uncovered by WPTV in St. Lucie County over a period of five years, and more cases precede that timeframe.

Nearly a dozen people in the Fort Pierce area (zip code 34982) have glioblastoma.

They live at most about seven miles apart.  The majority are within five miles of each other. Some lived on the same street at one point.

Dr. Henry Friedman, a neuro-oncologist and Deputy Director of the Preston Robert TischBrain Tumor Center at Duke University said: “That number does seem high.

It certainly seems like a higher number than one would expect during that common timeframe in such a small denominator as the size of that town,” Friedman said.

Friedman said the only known contributor to glioblastoma is exposure to radiation.

There is a new wireless technology called 5G. We use to be at 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi and 5G is between 24 to 90 GHz. To put that in perspective, that is 90 billion electro- magnetic waves (radiation) hitting and going through your cells and wifi every second. This is far from natural.

According to Ms. McRoberts, “WPTV is helping share that information with the Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie County.

Department Administrator Clint Sperber is working with state health officials is “very concerned.  We are learning of potentially more cases than one might expect.”

According to Mr. Sperber, the health department is now working to create an online resource on the health department’s website for reporting glioblastoma cases.

Additionally, state health officials are “crunching numbers and looking at a cancer database to get a better idea of what the local numbers are exactly, and what would be expected for the county.”

For more information on this matter please contact the Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie County’s Epidemiology Department at 772-462-3883.

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