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[Correspondence] Time to reconsider thyroid cancer screening in Fukushima

31 May 2014

In October, 2011, as part of the Fukushima Health Management Survey, Fukushima prefecture implemented a thyroid ultrasound examination programme for all children younger than 18 years to “ensure early identification and treatment of thyroid cancer in children.” The Fukushima prefecture collected baseline thyroid cancer prevalence data until March, 2014, assuming “no excess occurrence [of thyroid cancer] in the first three years [after the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear accident in March 2011]”. Regular thyroid examinations began in April, 2014, and will be compared with these baseline data.

Date: 
31 May 2014

Click here to view the full article which appeared in The Lancet