Cancer Rates Climbing in Butler County

“Despite millions of dollars tied to cancer research in Southwest Ohio, more cases of invasive cancer are cropping up each year in Butler County. New four-year data from the Ohio Department of Health outlines a 14 percent increase in invasive cancer cases in Butler County each year from 2006 to 2010, as compared to years 2001 to 2005. The most common occurrences continue to be lung, breast, prostate and colon cancers...research over time has determined the two most common risk factors for developing cancer are smoking and pollution.”