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Oshidori Mako Interviews Experts Regarding Excess Occurrence of Pediatric Thyroid Cancer in Fukushima

This is a translation of an article written by Oshidori Mako and published in the July issue of DAYS JAPAN, posted here with permission of Oshidori Mako.

【Special Feature】 Pediatric Thyroid Cancer in Fukushima The Thyroid Examination Assessment Subcommittee of  the Prefectural Oversight Committee Meeting for the Fukushima Health Management Survey

Admits Excess Occurrenceof Pediatric Thyroid Cancer
112 children have been diagnosed with “confirmed or suspicious pediatric thyroid cancer” during Initial Screening in the pediatric thyroid examination, covering about 370,000 children aged 18 or younger, conducted since the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident.
In Full-Scale Screening or second round screening, 15 children were newly diagnosed similarly.
 This was an unexpected result even for physicians.
On May 18, 2015, the Oversight Committee Meeting for the Fukushima Health Management Survey released a summary by the Thyroid Examination Assessment Subcommittee stating that pediatric thyroid ca…

The Estimated Number of Prevalent Cases of Thyroid Cancer in Fukushima Prefecture: Unofficial English Translation

Below is an unofficial translation of a document submitted by Dr. Shoichiro Tsugane from the National Cancer Center during the fourth session of the Thyroid Examination Assessment Subcommittee of the Prefectural Oversight Committee Meeting for the Fukushima Health Management Survey, held on November 11, 2014. The document outlined the estimated prevalence (or, more precisely, the estimated number of prevalent cases) of pediatric thyroid cancer in Fukushima Prefecture, calculated by Dr. Kota Katanoda, a staff member for National Cancer Center. This was also published here.
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May 2015 Interim Summary Regarding Thyroid Examination: Unofficial English Translation

At the 19th Prefectural Oversight Committee Meeting for the Fukushima Health Management Survey held on May 18, 2015, an Interim Summary was submitted by the Thyroid Examination Assessment Subcommittee. Although it is called the "Interim Summary," this is essentially the final report by this particular subcommittee. As is customary with Japanese governmental committees, the end of the fiscal year calls for the submission of a summary report, often followed by the prearranged dissolution of the committee.
Below is a complete, unofficial English translation of the Interim Summary. (It has been checked by one of the officials for accuracy).
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The 19th Prefectural Oversight Committee Meeting for the Fukushima Health Management Survey (May 18, 2015)
Interim Summary Regarding Thyroid Examination
Thyroid Examination Assessment Subcommittee, Prefectural Oversight Committee Meeting for Fukushima Health Management Survey, March 2015
The Thyroid Examination Assessment Subcommittee of the …