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Fukushima Thyroid Examination, February 2015: 117 Potential Thyroid Cancer Cases, 87 Confirmed and 30 Awaiting Surgery--109 from 1st Round and 8 from 2nd Round Screening

The Eighteenth Prefectural Oversight Committee for Fukushima Health Management Survey convened in Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture, on February 12, 2015, releasing the latest results of thyroid examination, consisting of Initial Screening or the first round screening (originally scheduled to be conducted from October 2011 to March 2014, but actually still ongoing) and Full-Scale Screening or the second round screening (beginning April 2014).

An official English translation of the results is now available here.

It has only been 7 weeks since the normally quarterly Oversight Committee last met on December 25, 2014. The latest results include two more months worth of results confirmed as of December 31, 2014. 

In a nutshell, there are now 3 more (2 from the first round and 1 from the second round) confirmed cancer cases, all papillary thyroid cancer, and 5 more (1 from the first round and 4 from the second round) newly suspicious cases.

Initial Screening (the first round) targeted about …