Seventeen More Confirmed Cases: 50 Fukushima Children with Thyroid Cancer
Fifteenth Prefectural Oversight Committee for Fukushima Health Survey convened on May 19, 2014, releasing the results of the latest thyroid examination. ("Fukushima Health Survey" was formerly called "Fukushima Health Management Survey").
The chair of the committe Hoshi still denys that cancer cases are related to radiation
Official English translation of the results will be available here soon.
The initial round of thyroid examination finished as of March 31, 2013, although not all the secondary examinations have been completed. The second round of thyroid examination, testing everyone again beginning with areas exposed to higher radiation doses, has already begun, but its results are not available yet.
A summary of the results is provided below:
Total number of children examined as of March 31, 2014: 295,511
Total number of children whose initial examination results are confirmed: 287,056
(Up to the February 21, 2014 examination)
Assessment A1 148,182 (51.6%) (no nodules or cysts found)
Assessment A2 136,804 (47.7%) (nodules 5.0 mm or smaller or cysts 20.0 mm or smaller)
Assessment B 2,069 (0.7%) (nodules 5.1 mm or larger or cysts 20.1 mm or larger)
Assessment C 1 (0.0%) (requiring immediate secondary examination)
Initial examination progress status
Number and proportion of nodules and cysts
Secondary examination includes more detailed thyroid ultrasound, blood and urine tests, and fine-needle aspiration biopsy if warranted.
2,070 are eligible for secondary examination
1,754 have actually undergone secondary examination
1,598 finished the secondary examination
Secondary examination progress status
Summary of fine-needle aspiration biopsy results (as of March 31, 2014)
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