Tag - thyroid-cancer



Japan Times
Nov 21, 2018
Japan's nuclear watchdog weighs giving children priority in distribution of iodine tablets
Japan's nuclear regulation body decided Wednesday to review the nation's distribution system for iodine tablets against radiation exposure, with an eye on giving priority to children.
Mar 31, 2017
Boy's thyroid cancer casts doubt on Fukushima's denials
A support group for children with cancer in Fukushima on Friday confirmed the diagnosis of a boy who at the time of the 2011 nuclear disaster was 4 years old, contradicting the prefectural government's view that no child that age had been diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
Japan Times
Nov 28, 2016
Thyroid cancer fund to defray costs for young patients in Fukushima, 14 other prefectures
A fund supporting children with thyroid cancer said Monday it will pay part of the medical costs for young patients in Fukushima Prefecture and elsewhere in Japan.
Sep 9, 2016
Fund started to help Fukushima thyroid cancer patients cover expenses
The 3/11 Childrenu2019s Fund for Thyroid Cancer will start accepting donations from Sept. 20, aiming to raise at least u00a520 million.
Jun 7, 2016
30 Fukushima children diagnosed with thyroid cancer in second check but radiation said 'unlikely' cause
In a study that began in April 2014 to check the impact of the 2011 Fukushima reactor meltdowns, 30 children have so far been diagnosed with thyroid cancer and 27 others are suspected of having the disease, according to a prefectural government panel.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
May 12, 2016
Thyroid cancer spike fuels Fukushima fears but cause could be over-diagnosis
In March, two fathers spoke via Skype at a news conference, with their voices masked electronically and their faces not shown. They did not want to reveal their identities.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Oct 7, 2015
New report links thyroid cancer rise to Fukushima nuclear crisis
Thyroid cancer in local children and adolescents following the Fukushima nuclear disaster was probably caused by radiation released in the accident, four researchers said Tuesday in a report.
Feb 13, 2015
Fukushima child tests positive for thyroid cancer in second survey since 3/11
A child in Fukushima Prefecture has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer in the latest health survey to assess the impact of the triple core meltdown that blanketed the region with radiation in 2011.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 24, 2014
Four more Fukushima children suspected of having thyroid cancer
Four more children are suspected of suffering from thyroid cancer in the latest survey on the possible health impact of the 2011 triple meltdown at Tepco's wrecked Fukushima No. 1 plant, sources said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jul 31, 2014
Experts question Fukushima thyroid screening
More than three years after the triple core meltdown in Fukushima Prefecture devastated the lives of thousands of residents, the effect that the radiation release is having on children's thyroid glands still weighs heavily on residents' minds.
Nov 13, 2013
Thyroid cancers up in Fukushima
Screening of Fukushima residents who were 18 or younger at the time of the 2011 nuclear disaster had found 26 confirmed and 32 suspected cases of thyroid cancer as of Sept. 30, the Fukushima Prefectural Government says.
Jul 19, 2013
Nearly 2,000 at Fukushima No. 1 face higher thyroid cancer risk
Tokyo Electric Power Co. says 1,973 workers at its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant have estimated thyroid radiation doses exceeding 100 millisieverts and are therefore at higher risk of getting thyroid cancer.
Japan Times
Jun 27, 2013
JAEA map shows early iodine fallout
The Japan Atomic Energy Agency discloses a radiation map showing how iodine-131 likely spread in the early stages of the Fukushima meltdowns, a development that could help doctors locate unsuspecting cancer victims.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 5, 2013
Thyroid cancer found in 12 minors in Fukushima
A study on the impact of radiation on Fukushima residents turns up 12 minors with confirmed thyroid cancer diagnoses, up from three in a report in February, with 15 other suspected cases, up from seven.


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