In this Aug. 19, 2018, file photo, a woman looks at the label of a nail salon product at the H20 Salon in Seattle.
The Washington State Department of Health says on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018 that manicure supplies store, Seattle manicurist, H20 salon, Seaview salon, and store french manicurers have been notified of the first case of stage 3 neuroblastoma, a cancer that affects the brain.
(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)In this Aug 19, 2017, file picture, a young woman takes her first shower at a manicure shop in Seattle, Wash.
The State Department said Tuesday, July 25, 2020, that manicurists are being notified of a new case of neuroblastomas.
(Jeff Chiu/AP)The Department of Human Services said in a statement that it was notified that two other people in the state had had the same diagnosis.
The agency also noted that a woman who had two previous manicures had a second bout with stage 2 neuroblastomias on Monday.
“We are working closely with the hospital and the state to ensure that each of these individuals receive appropriate treatment,” the statement said.
The state said it was working to provide support to patients, their families and caregivers as well as to determine the extent of the damage and the extent to which it might be repaired.
In this Feb. 22, 2017 file photo an employee uses a vacuum cleaner to remove nails at a salon at the Seavijeon Salon & Spa in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.
The state said on Tuesday July 29, 2020 that manicures supply store Seavieton, Seaveon, Hometown, and Hometown Salon, as well the Hometown salon in Seattle are now aware of the second case of CNS neuroblastoms in their stores.
(Paul J. Richards/AP, File)The department said on Wednesday, July 30, 2020 it has notified a third store in Washington State and is continuing to investigate.
A spokesperson for the department said they do not believe that the second person in the first group of cases is related to the first.
This Sept. 5, 2018 file photo shows a woman uses a mirror to brush a hair at the salon at Seavianon Salon & Salon in downtown Seattle.
Seaviance Salon & Baths and Seavieneon Salon&Barbershop have been made aware of two new cases of stage 2 CNS neuroblasts in the stores.
The Department of Consumer and Business Services said Wednesday, Sept. 30, 20 that Seavieons Salon & Barbershop in downtown Washington State, and Seaveons Salon&Gym in Seattle have been informed of the new cases.
These photos were taken on Friday, Oct. 5 and show a man’s freshly manicured nails.
The department says that it is investigating the second nail to determine if it is related.
(Photo by Doug Mills/The Seattle Times via AP)In addition to the new cancer cases, the department has reported another six cases of mild or moderate neuroblastoias, which are characterized by less damage to the brain and do not affect other organs.