After CBS News report on rare eye cancer mystery, hundreds share similar stories

Source: CBS News, May 2018

Doctors are intensifying efforts to find out what caused groups of people in two different cities to mysteriously develop a rare eye cancer. Ocular melanoma typically occurs in just six out of every one million people, but we met four friends who went to Auburn University and were all diagnosed with the disease. A growing list of people from the area developed the same cancer.

At least 18 other people with ties to Huntersville, North Carolina, were also diagnosed with ocular melanoma.

After our report Monday, hundreds of people reached out to say they or someone they know have had this same rare cancer. One of the four women we interviewed, Ashley McCrary, had previously set up a Facebook page for people with this cancer that now has drawn comments from around the world.

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