Two Marine Corps wives say a housing area in Beaufort, South Carolina, may be causing cancer in children and they want top Marine officials to fast-track an investigation and disclose the results to military families who might be at risk.
“We are at a count of 13 diagnosed children,” said Melany Stawnyczyj, whose son Roman was diagnosed with cancer at age 4 in 2012. “Childhood cancer is rare. We can not move slowly any more. Thirteen children is not a coincidence.”