Australian news, and some related international items

Thyroid cancer in Fukushima children and adolelscents

Porquoi Docteur 11th March 2018, [Machine Translation] In this population, an abnormal number of children and adolescents develop in fact thyroid cancer, according to a study revealed in August 2015 conducted among 300,000 young Japanese in the prefecture of Fukushima.

Published in the journal Epidemiology, it indicates that 103 cases of thyroid cancer have been reported in children and adolescents under 18 who resided in Fukushima prefecture between 2011 and 2014. This is 25 more than ‘last year. “It’s hard to establish a cause and effect relationship, but you have to continue the exams because the proportion of tumor discoveries increases with age,” said Dr. Shunichi
Suzuki when he presented the results.


March 11, 2018 - Posted by | General News

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