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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…