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Fukushima Thyroid Examination February 2017: 184 Thyroid Cancer Suspected/Confirmed (1 Additional Case)

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One more case of suspected thyroid cancer was diagnosed by cytology since the last report.No additional surgeries since the last report: the number of confirmed cancer cases remains at 145 (101 in the first round and 44 in the second round)Total number of confirmed/suspected thyroid cancer diagnosed (excluding a single case of benign tumor) is 184 (115 in the first round and 69 in the second round)The second round screening data is still not final (confirmatory examination still ongoing).Thyroid Examination Evaluation Subcommittee will be convened in May or June 2017 to evaluate the results of the second round screening.On February 20, 2017, less than two months since the last report, the 26th Oversight Committee for Fukushima Health Management Survey convened in Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture. Among other information, the Oversight Committee released the latest results (as of December 31, 2016) of thesecond and third rounds of the Thyroid Ultrasound Examination (TUE)…