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18 Thyroid Cancer Cases Confirmed in Fukushima Children: Preliminary Results of FY2011-2013 Thyroid Ultrasound Examination

For complete translation of the the thyroid examination results published this time, please refer to this post.


Total number of children examined as of June 7, 2013: 216,809

Total number of children whose initial examination results are confirmed: 192,886
Assessment A1 106,823 (no nodules or cysts found)
Assessment A2 84,783 (nodules 5.0 mm or smaller or cysts 20.0 mm or smaller)
Assessment B 1,279 (requiring secondary examination)

Secondary examination results as of July 31, 2013
(including blood and urine tests, more detailed ultrasound examination, and fine-needle aspiration biopsy if needed)
18 papillary thyroid cancers confirmed after surgery (18 boys, 26 girls, age 8-21)
25 suspected of thyroid cancer, awaiting surgery
1 benign nodule

  The youngest confirmed of cancer is a girl who was 6 years old at the time of the nuclear accident.

1,280 are eligible for secondary examination
771 have actually undergone secondary examination
625 finished the secondary examination





① Results of cytological examination



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