More suspected and confirmed cases of thyroid cancer diagnosed in Fukushima children

November 13, 2013

THE ASAHI SHIMBUN

Fifteen more young people in Fukushima Prefecture have received definitive or suspected diagnoses of thyroid cancer, which is often associated with radiation exposure, prefectural officials said Nov. 12.

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One of the children evacuated from the Fukushima Prefecture area undergoes ultrasound thyroid scanning in Kyoto in 2012. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)

One of the children evacuated from the Fukushima Prefecture area undergoes ultrasound thyroid scanning in Kyoto in 2012. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)

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  • One of the children evacuated from the Fukushima Prefecture area undergoes ultrasound thyroid scanning in Kyoto in 2012. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)

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