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Fukushima Thyroid Examination March 2018: 160 Surgically Confirmed as Thyroid Cancer Among 196 Cytology Suspected Cases

This post might be updated with more details of the discussions in the near future.

Highlights:
One new surgically confirmed case for the second round since the last reportThree cases newly diagnosed in the third round, but no additional surgically confirmed cases.Total number of suspected/confirmed thyroid cancer is now 196(excluding a single case of benign tumor; 115 in the first round, 71 in the second round, and 10 in the third round).Total number of surgically confirmed cancer cases has increased to 160(101 in the first round,  52 in the second round, and 7 in the third round)
On March 5, 2018, the 30th Oversight Committee for Fukushima Health Management Survey (FHMS) convened in Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture. Among other information, the Oversight Committee released the latest results (as of December 31, 2017) of thethird round of the Thyroid Ultrasound Examination (TUE). The second round results were orally updated. Official English translation of the results are to be p…
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Fukushima Thyroid Examination December 2017: 159 Surgically Confirmed as Thyroid Cancer Among 193 Cytology Suspected Cases

Note: Corrections were made on March 8, 2018 regarding an additional surgical case (i.e. confirmed thyroid cancer case) for the second round that was presented during the December 25 Oversight Committee meeting but overlooked in the original version of this post.

Highlights:
No new data One new surgical case for the second round since the last reportThe third round saw no newly diagnosed cases but an addition of 4 new surgical cases means all 7 cases diagnosed so far have been confirmed as thyroid cancer.Total number of suspected/confirmed thyroid cancer remains the same at 193 (excluding a single case of benign tumor; 115 in the first round, 71 in the second round, and 7 in the third round).Total number of surgically confirmed cancer cases has increased to 158 159 (101 in the first round,  50 51 in the second round, and 7 in the third round)The final report of the second round, released at the Eighth Thyroid Examination Assessment Committee held on November 30, 2017, is essentially i…

Fukushima Thyroid Examination October 2017: 154 Surgically Confirmed as Thyroid Cancer Among 193 Cytology Suspected Cases

Highlights:
Only 3 suspected/confirmedcases—all in the third round—were newly diagnosed by cytology since the last report. Total number of suspected/confirmed thyroid cancer = 193 (excluding a single case of benign tumor; 115 in the first round, 71 in the second round, and 7 in the third round).Two additional cases of surgery since the last report, one each in the second and the third round: total number of surgically confirmed cancer cases =154 (101 in the first round, 50 in the second round, and 3 in the third round)The second round screening is nearly complete; the final report to be released at the next Oversight Committee or Thyroid Examination Assessment Committee. A new two-year term begins for newly appointed and returning members of the Oversight Committee as well as the Thyroid Examination Assessment Subcommittee. Surprisingly, Kazuo Shimizu—former Subcommittee Chair—was not even appointed to be on the SubcommitteeOn October 23, 2017, the 28th Oversight Committee for Fukushim…