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Ali Borgen, center, looks at a radiation mask that she wore during her treatments for cancer while her mom, Karen Borgen, right, and Kristen Abner compare notes on a possible cancer cluster in the area. Eric Hylden / Grand Forks Herald

Grand Forks woman wants North Dakota to check for 'cancer cluster'

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. - A woman promoting awareness of childhood leukemia wants health officials to investigate a possible "cancer cluster" in Grand Forks County.


Kristen Abner of Grand Forks says she's identified at least nine children diagnosed in the past three years with leukemia. Two of the children have died.

State health officials say they're still collecting data. A review of available figures from 1997 to 2006 suggested nothing out of the ordinary.

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