“Thyroid cancer hits Fukushima” — Japan Official: “We need to take a careful look at it”

Published: June 5th, 2013 at 8:33 am ET
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Title: Thyroid cancer hits Fukushima
Source: AAP
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
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9 comments to “Thyroid cancer hits Fukushima” — Japan Official: “We need to take a careful look at it”

  • Flapdoodle Flapdoodle

    No, they need to take a "careful look" at TEPCO and the government official involved in coverups.


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    • Sickputer

      The Japanese government had the fallout data two years ago and failed to order the evacuation of humans from the dangerous areas in central Japan ( twenty times larger than their official evacuation zone). And they are even trying to move people back into the towns close to Daiichi! How genocidal is that!

      At the very least everyone in Fukushima Prefecture who is non-military needs to leave. Yesterday!

      Worry about Tokyo later. But people within 60 miles of the plant will have shortened lifespans and women will bear deformed children.

      All this grief in the name of Japanese bureaucratic greed and arrogance. Even now they lie and try to cover their mistakes in the face of overwhelming physical and visual evidence of the global crisis occurring 140 miles northeast of the world's largest city (35 million guinea pigs).

      Madness in Japan..


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    • Jay

      The Defence : Your Honor , there is no medical exam for those people prior to the accident , so we can not determine When exactely those people got sick .

      The Judge : Well , the Prosecutor … is this true ?

      The Prosecutor : Ahh … ya , your Honor .

      The Judge : Case dismissed !

      The day ENENews and other similar websites will record over one million visitors daily will be the day before the Revolution .


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      • jec jec

        Explains why the feet dragging on any medical tests of citizens just after the Fukushima accident. I believe a few ENENEWers, myself included, suggested getting post-Fukushima health checks just for the very reason –To prove you were NOT sick BEFORE the accident. Don't know if anyone did get medical attention that was documented, however. Getting a full checkup/certified immediately after these kinds of accidents/disasters should become a standard practice for those trying to protect themselves and families…Just saying..(doesnt sound like the government is doing much in that regard).

        This also should have been done on West Coast USA/America in general, or where ever the fallout was significant, or could have been if tested for by world governments….again..Just Saying..


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  • weeman

    What's to look at, you had multiple meltdowns with vast release of radioactivity hence a increase in thyroid cancer and a thousand other diseases, I do not need to see statistics to know the outcome it is predetermined,
    Now protect your flock or the flock will revolt.


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  • Sol Man

    When did you decide that your people and their children weren't worthy of protection?


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  • jec jec

    HUGE tumors up to 18.1mm in size! HUGE tumors in those children!
    Medical guidelines are " nodules >1 cm should be evaluated, since they have a greater potential to be clinically significant cancers". THE LARGEST TUMOR SIZE mentioned in the guidelines is 5mm! And greater than 5mm is considered critical to examine. Wonder how many children in Japan have tumors LARGER than 5mm? So these children are having their surgery delayed in a criminal fashion. WHERE ARE THE DOCTORS WHO CARE?
    Did anyone realize the danger when "observing" these radiation caused cancers? Papillary cancers can be caused by radiation, and is the type of cancer those 27 victims/children have. PLUS the fact that we are talking about CHILDREN who almost NEVER have thyroid cancers…"Thyroid cancer remains a rare disease in children less than age 10, with an annual incidence of less than one per million" and then the terrible fact follows.
    "The majority of children with papillary thyroid cancer have local spread to the lymph nodes of the neck at the time the thyroid cancer is diagnosed. About 10% to 20% of the children have distant metastases, most commonly to the lung"". Have any of the children had nuclear scans to discover the extent of metastases? A "gentle" cancer it is NOT; only if discovered early. An 10-18 mm nodule(s) is not early–likely the cancer has spread into the lymph nodes. Soon we will hear more-parents will discover their children have fatal disease.


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  • Mack Mack

    The latest scheme coming out of the pro-nuclear faction in Japan is to tell people that if they get sick, it's their own fault that they got sick, it's not from Fukushima!

    Did you listen to Arnie's lastest podcast:

    http://fairewinds.org/podcast/fighting-a-dragon-i-cannot-see


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