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The Fukushima Prefectural Government has confirmed in a new report that 50 children in the prefecture have developed thyroid cancer, an increase of 17 from previous study last December.

The latest report also detailed 39 children suspected of having developed cancer, sources said.

The cancer figure was taken at the end of March among Fukushima residents who were 18 or younger at the time of the March 2011 nuclear accident.

The Fukushima health examination program covers some 370,000 residents. Of them, some 80 percent have already received the checkups.
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Number of Fukushima kids with thyroid cancer jumps by 17 from December (Japan Times)

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