Title: Thyroid cancer hits Fukushima
Date: June 5, 2013
Thyroid cancer hits Fukushima
Nine more young people have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer since Japan’s worst nuclear accident two years ago.
That has brought the total number of cancer cases to 12 residents, who were 18 or younger at the time of the meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant [...]
“Fukushima’s survey examines people who have no symptoms across the board and it is hard to evaluate it because there are no comparable data,” an unnamed Environment Ministry official was quoted as saying.
“We need to take a careful look at it.” [...]
See also: Kyodo: 27 Fukushima minors with confirmed or suspected thyroid cancer -- Almost tripled since last report in February
Published: June 5th, 2013 at 8:33 am ET
- Mainichi publishes report on thyroid cancer: 30% in Fukushima now with tumors of 2cm or less, thyroid gland only 5cm by 3cm total — Claims cancer increases after 10 sievert radiation dose, so Japan ok (10,000 millisieverts) April 27, 2012
- Japan Professor: Outbreak of cancer is now underway in Fukushima children; Clear evidence of an epidemic — All of Japan is still being exposed to nuclear radiation — Gov’t Official: It will be ‘disastrous’ if we have to conclude there’s an actual increase in thyroid cancer from Fukushima August 10, 2014
- Fukushima child suspected to have thyroid cancer -Kyodo November 17, 2012
- Kyodo: 10 Fukushima children believed to have cancer — 70% female — Several already had surgery for thyroid February 13, 2013
- NYTimes: Doctors want ban on thyroid cancer screenings — “A tsunami of thyroid cancer… Stop the diagnosis… We need to actively discourage early detection” — WSJ: Judge rules nuclear reactors causing thyroid cancers — Study: Fukushima-related tumors can spread very fast, must be closely monitored November 7, 2014