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Fukushima Thyroid Examination February 2017: 184 Thyroid Cancer Suspected/Confirmed (1 Additional Case)

Highlights:
One more case of suspected thyroid cancer was diagnosed by cytology since the last report.No additional surgeries since the last report: the number of confirmed cancer cases remains at 145 (101 in the first round and 44 in the second round)Total number of confirmed/suspected thyroid cancer diagnosed (excluding a single case of benign tumor) is 184 (115 in the first round and 69 in the second round)The second round screening data is still not final (confirmatory examination still ongoing).Thyroid Examination Evaluation Subcommittee will be convened in May or June 2017 to evaluate the results of the second round screening.On February 20, 2017, less than two months since the last report, the 26th Oversight Committee for Fukushima Health Management Survey convened in Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture. Among other information, the Oversight Committee released the latest results (as of December 31, 2016) of thesecond and third rounds of the Thyroid Ultrasound Examination (TUE)…

Fukushima Thyroid Examination December 2016: 145 Thyroid Cancer Cases Confirmed (101 in the First Round and 44 in the Second Round)

145 Thyroid cancer cases confirmed in Fukushima as of September 30, 2016--101 in the first round and 44 in the second round (Total of 183 cases including suspected cancer cases--115 in the first round and 68 in the second round).

On December 27, 2016, the 25th Oversight Committee for Fukushima Health Management Survey convened in Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture. Among other information, the Oversight Committee released the latest results (as of September 30, 2016) of thesecond and third rounds of the Thyroid Ultrasound Examination (TUE). Official English translation of the results is posted here. The narrative below presents basic facts from the new data in perspective, including information covered during the committee meeting and the subsequent press conference.

Overview
As of September 30, 2016, there are 9 more cases with cancer or suspicion of cancer from the second round, making a grand total of 183 (184 including the single case of post-surgically confirmed benign nodule) for…