cancer occurred in CT 5051.02, located in the southwestern portion of the town. Approximately one case of liver cancer was expected to occur during the time period evaluated in CT 5051.02. No cases of liver cancer occurred in CT 5052, the location of the Third Cliff Area.
The risk for developing liver cancer increases with age with most cases of this cancer being diagnosed in individuals over age 55 (London and McGlynn 1996). Both individuals diagnosed with liver cancer in Scituate during the time period evaluated were over age 55 at the time of diagnosis.
(London and McGlynn 1996). Unfortunately, occupational information available through the MCR for the individuals diagnosed with liver cancer in Scituate was not complete. Therefore, the role that occupation may have played in the development of liver cancer in these individuals in unclear.