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Fukushima Thyroid Examination June 2017: 190 Thyroid Cancer Suspected/Confirmed (6 Additional Cases)

Highlights:
The third round sees its first 4 cases of suspected/confirmed thyroid cancer: Overall, 6 suspected/confirmedcases were newly diagnosed by cytology since the last report.Seven additional surgeries since the last report: the number of surgically confirmed cancer cases =152 (101 in the first round, 49 in the second round, and 2 in the third round)Total number of suspected/confirmed thyroid cancer = 190 (excluding a single case of benign tumor; 116 in the first round, 71 in the second round, and 4 in the third round)The second round screening data is still not final (confirmatory examination still ongoing).OUT: a third-party expert committee. IN: a United Nations expert group.On June 5, 2017, the 27th Oversight Committee for Fukushima Health Management Survey was held in conjunction with the 7th Thyroid Examination Assessment Subcommittee in Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture. Among other information, the Oversight Committee released the latest results (as of March 31, 2017) …