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» Nine more diagnosed with thyroid cancer, total became 12 young people.

On June 5th, Fukushima Prefectural Panel said that nine more young people have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer after the initial thyroid screening conducted to 174,000 young adults.

That has brought the total number of cancer cases to 12 residents and 15 others with suspected cancer, who were 18 or younger at the time of the meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Compared with a previous report in February, the confirmed diagnoses of thyroid cancer were up from three and suspected cases up from seven.

But experts at Fukushima Medical University said at a news conference that the most recent cases “so far do not say that (these are the) effects of radiation.”

<Media Report>

Thyroid cancer found in 12 minors in Fukushima (Japan Times)

Fukushima survey finds 12 confirmed, 15 suspected with thyroid cancer (Mainichi Newspaper)

Thyroid cancer hits Fukushima (SBS news Australia)

Fukushima nuke disaster: 27 minors suspected with thyroid cancer (Zeenews India)


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