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Fukushima Thyroid Examination February 2016: 51 Cases Suspicious or Confirmed of Thyroid Cancer in the Second Round Screening

116 Thyroid cancer cases confirmed in Fukushima as of December 2015--100 in the first round and 16 in the second round (Total of 166 cases with malignancy or suspicion of malignancy--115 in the first round and 51 in the second round).


The 22nd Prefectural Oversight Committee for Fukushima Health Management Survey convened in Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture, on Monday, February 15, 2016. 

(For the unofficial English translation of the most recent official information, only available in Japanese, on surgical and pathological details of some of the thyroid cancer cases, see this post).

Among other information, the Oversight Committee released the latest results (as of December 31, 2015) of the ongoing Full-Scale thyroid examination, or the second round screening, which is being conducted over a two-year period from April 2014 to March 2016. Although the so-called "final" results of Initial Screening, or the first round screening, were released at the last Oversight Committee …