Kyodo: 27 Fukushima minors with confirmed or suspected thyroid cancer — Almost tripled since last report in February

Published: June 4th, 2013 at 7:34 pm ET


Title: Fukushima survey lists 12 confirmed, 15 suspected thyroid cancer cases
Source: Kyodo News
Date: June 5, 2013

An ongoing study on the impact of radiation on Fukushima residents from the crippled atomic power plant has found 12 minors with confirmed thyroid cancer diagnoses, up from three in a report in February, with 15 others suspected to have cancer, up from seven, sources familiar with the matter said Tuesday. […]

Researchers at Fukushima Medical University, which has been taking the leading role in the study, have so far said they do not believe that the most recent cases are related to the nuclear crisis. They point out that thyroid cancer cases were not found among children hit by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident until four to five years later. […]

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Published: June 4th, 2013 at 7:34 pm ET


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19 comments to Kyodo: 27 Fukushima minors with confirmed or suspected thyroid cancer — Almost tripled since last report in February

  • Songie Songie

    "They point out that thyroid cancer cases were not found among children hit by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident until four to five years later."

    yes, because fuku is FAR, FAR worse!!!

    according to helen caldicott, "It took 5 years for the children around Chernobyl to develop cancer. These children are showing symptoms and signs that they may well develop cancer in the future, indicating that they got a really high dose of radiation, higher than at Chernobyl. "

    • We Not They Finally

      OF COURSE this is happening because Fukushima is far worse!! It's beyond heartbreak and beyond infuriating. Whoever is running Fukushima Medical University needs to be arrested and imprisoned for life along with the TEPCO officials. We read that they FIRE doctors who even mention radiation to parents. They block parents from getting second opinions. And if the thyroid growth is not yet conspicuously large, they tell them to come back in TWO YEARS. This so-called "medical university" seems to have the ethics of a Dr. Mengele. "Doctors"?? The people running that so-called "medical university" have no soul. They may still get to live and breathe (unlike some of those poor children), but they have no soul.

      It still remains, though: Who calls them to account? The corrupt local authorities, the corrupt national authorities, or the corrupt INTERnational authorities?

      All we might hope for out of this, is that some doctor with some conscience, means, and courage will turn whistleblower. But there would still be a matter of WHO WOULD LISTEN, and what would they be able to DO? A petition to evacuate children was just recently thrown out of a Japanese court.

    • gottagetoffthegrid

      Yes, a higher dose, but the USSR also handed out potassium iodide as prophylaxis

      The Japanese, negligently, told everyone it was unnecessary and refused to distribute it


  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Its the radiation that causes thyroid, stroke, heart attack, diabetes, leukemia, and much more.

    • We Not They Finally

      Much thanks for pointing that out. It's not just cancer at all. In fact, as of last July, 2012, it was reported that 60% of the children had already turned DIABETIC!! Then there was no more news. Untreated diabetes is a killer all its own. And it cannot even be managed without mass distribution of sugar testing devices, along with insulin and training how to use it safely.

      Ironically, they managed to express "concern" about weight gain across the population, obviously a result of uncontrolled diabetes. But instead, they said it was "lack of exercise" just because people were too anxious to let their kids outside to play. I guess the people there just need to smile more as they unwillingly expose their own children to killer radiation?

  • gottagetoffthegrid


    What else is there to say?

  • or-well

    Minors with cancer?
    A minor matter
    when critics are silenced
    with bafflegab splatter
    from spin emitters
    and toxic bullshitters
    and payment is scattered
    about where it matters
    not where it's needed
    and voices unheeded
    go pleading on corners
    for Reason with warnings
    there's children endangered
    and there's more coming
    but no one is wanting
    to face the undoing
    of complacently living
    by fighting back
    against nuclear screwing.

    • 16Penny 16Penny

      Did anyone else hear that? Sounded like thunder!

      Aw, it was just or-well dropping the literary equivalent of Giant Brass Balls on the page.

      Welcome back or-well

    • Jay

      or-well , great Rap , Mihai Eminescu would be proud of you !

  • Jebus Jebus

    It's too bad that the average japanese parent, who would take any one of these children away from there, and into their homes, if they could, are so strapped with a contami-nations debt, taxes, that they are barely able to afford the closet of a house that they live in.

    Japan can not even help their own people, children, escape from certain future health problems, that will burden the nation even more.

    To me, that is the poorest nation in the world…

  • dosdos dosdos

    Don't forget, the Soviet Union covered up the effects of radiation in the early years at Chernobyl with an iron fist. It wasn't until the Soviet Union fell that the statistic began to surface. So using Chernobyl as an example is admitting that the Japanese establishment is covering things up just as strongly.

  • Bleifrei Bleifrei

    It iS not from the Nuke no
    and the light is not from the sun……….

  • J.

    That's a blinding glimpse of the obvious. It was important to point that out. Thanks.

    I wonder whether we now have an accurate idea of the rate of thyroid damage at a comparable time to the situation in Japan. Perhaps not; researchers may have been unable to gather the data. I honestly don't know.

    Changing topic: to the great credit of Japan, one MD here went to Russia to train doctors there in advanced surgical techniques that spared Russian children the "necklace" of conventional surgery. He was much distrusted at first (Japan and Russia have a difficult history) but later become a hero. His name doesn't come to mind offhand alas.

  • RememberThis RememberThis

    Add some zeros to those figures and I might buy it…

    I have never seen such a nation so hell bent on suicide.

  • AB AB

    Do not Forget! Nicht Vergessen!
    It was the NAZIs who worked with the Japanese Army in WWII. Some things never change. DEMOCIDE- When a Gov't kills its own citizens.
    Expect this in Baja California and So California when in 2016-2021 Cesium 137 reaches its highest in the Pacific on our coastlines, higher even than Fukushima itself according to a German study. Then what? Also, it is a fact that most 2-4 year-olds of know in North America, including Baja California, when they were blanketed from March 17-24th will develop hypothyroidism which brings effects such as stunted growth, lower IQ and Cancer.
    Baja California's fishing industry will be destroyed by 2016 and also an entire economy will disappear because of a nuclear 'accident'.