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Sun May 18, 2014, 06:21 AM

Fukushima Thyroid Cancers Increase Again

http://www.fukuleaks.org/web/?p=13052

Fukushima Thyroid Cancers Increase Again
May 18th, 2014

There is now a total of 50 confirmed thyroid cancer among children in Fukushima prefecture. Another 39 new suspected cases of thyroid cancer were also admitted. Previous testing had found 41 suspected cases and 33 confirmed. The 50 cases are confirmed to be thyroid cancer, not lumps. The suspected cases that now would total 80 are normally set for biopsy tests to confirm or rule out cancer. This puts a new total of 130 in the confirmed or suspect cases yet the government insists there is no connection to the nuclear disaster. Thyroid cancer in children is usually extremely rare.

http://iryou.chunichi.co.jp/article/detail/20140518063919162

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Sun May 18, 2014, 10:14 AM

1. Damn bananas strike again. nt

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Sun May 18, 2014, 10:41 AM

2. Shameful. And no surprise. n/t

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Sun May 18, 2014, 10:20 PM

3. Now we know the effect of intensive screening

Next year is when we being to find out the real thyroid cancer rate change due to Fukushima. (There's typically at least a 4-year latency.) From a National Geographic interview with Norman Kleiman of the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health:

Is three years after a nuclear accident a reasonable time to test for thyroid cancer?

In Chernobyl, the earliest cases were found about four years after the accident. That's not where the peak was but where they started noticing a small increase, started saying, "Uh-oh, something's going on." Based on Hiroshima and Nagasaki survivors, we would expect this kind of solid [thyroid] tumor to appear somewhere in the four- to six-year range [after an event].


I'm definitely NOT saying there won't be a significant rise. What I am saying is we can't tell yet what kind of increase to expect, and that to date all we're seeing (according to epidemiologists) is the effect of looking at all children.

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