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"Unreported" Cases: Results of Survey on Fukushima Thyroid Cancer Cases Excluded from the Official Report

The following is an unofficial English translation of a handout regarding previously unreported thyroid cancer cases which was distributed at the Tenth Thyroid Examination Assessment Subcommittee held in Fukushima City, Fukushima on July 8, 2018. A PDF version on Scribd is shown first, followed by actual texts and some pertinent notes to put the information in perspective. 
July 16, 2018 Update: Corrections were made regarding the total number of cytologically suspected thyroid cancer (corrected from 201 to 211) and the total number of surgical confirmed thyroid cancer (corrected from 174 to 173) in the Notes section. A table of the latest results was also added.

Survey Results Regarding Thyroid Cancer Cases Excluded From the Official Report of the Thyroid Ultrasound E... by Yuri Hiranuma on Scribd

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Survey Results Regarding Thyroid Cancer Cases Excluded from the Official Report of the Thyroid Ultrasound Examination 

Susumu Yokoya Director of Thyroid and Endocrine Center Fukushima Me…

Fukushima Thyroid Examination June 2018: 162 Surgically Confirmed as Thyroid Cancer Among 198 Cytology Suspected Cases

For more detailed information on the Fukushima Thyroid Examination itself, see the September 2017 fact sheet (long version, or e-published PDF)

The third round: 2 cases newly diagnosed as suspicious or malignant, and 2 new  cases surgically confirmed.Total number of suspected/confirmed thyroid cancer is now198(excluding a single case of benign tumor; 115 in the first round, 71 in the second round, and 12 in the third round).Total number of surgically confirmed thyroid cancer cases has increased by 2 to 162 (101 in the first round, 52 in the second round, and 9 in the third round)Hiroki Shimura replaces Akira Ohtsuru as the new Director of the Thyroid Ultrasound Examination."Age 25 Milestone Screening" results released for those born in FY1992. (Shown in the bottom part of this post.)The latest overall results:
On June 18, 2018, the 31st Oversight Committee for Fukushima Health Management Survey (FHMS) convened in Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture. Among other in…