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Eight more Fukushima children have been confirmed as having thyroid gland cancer, according to a local panel of experts.

The Fukushima prefecture began the checkups in 2011 due to the nuclear disaster. Those subject to the measure were 18 or under at that time.

The panel said 75 people were suspected of having thyroid gland cancer as of the end of last year, of whom 33 were confirmed as having the disease. Three months before, the number of confirmed patients stood at 25.

The total number of people eligible for the checkups is 375,000, of whom about 270,000 have been examined.
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Eight more Fukushima kids found with thyroid cancer; disaster link denied (Japan Times)

Thyroid cancer cases increase among young people in Fukushima (Asahi Newspaper)

 


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