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Increase in incidence of thyroid in Fukushima’s young children and adolescents can be expected to continue

Porquoi Docteur 11th March 2018, [Machine Translation] In this population, an abnormal number of children
and adolescents develop in fact thyroid cancer, according to a study
revealed in August 2015 conducted among 300,000 young Japanese in the
prefecture of Fukushima.

Published in the journal Epidemiology, it
indicates that 103 cases of thyroid cancer have been reported in children
and adolescents under 18 who resided in Fukushima prefecture between 2011
and 2014.

This is 25 more than ‘last year. “It’s hard to establish a cause
and effect relationship, but you have to continue the exams because the
proportion of tumor discoveries increases with age,” said Dr. Shunichi
Suzuki when he presented the results.


March 12, 2018 - Posted by | general


  1. 160 as of today March 2018

    Comment by dunrenard | March 13, 2018 | Reply

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