(BUHLER, Kan.) — The Buhler community finally has the results from a cancer investigation. After months of analyzing data, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment released its findings. Certain types of cancer in and around Buhler are not higher than average.
For months now, the talk in the small community of Buhler around the tables at the Mustard Seed Coffee Shop has been about cancer.
"Probably every day, every table was talking about once or twice," Blanca Kaufman of Mustard Seed Coffee Shop said.
Kaufman hopes the results of KDHE's investigation will end that kind of chatter. In a letter sent to the Buhler School Superintendent Monday, KDHE said it found female breast cancer and lung cancer rates in the area were not above average.
"If you read into the study, it actually details in a number of cases , we're actually, community-wide, lower than the average," Buhler Mayor Daniel Friesen said.