Thyroid pandemic

Following up this article ..26 of 3765 children had thyroid tumor

The result shows more 1091 children had tumor, which is smaller than 5.0mm.

In total, 1143 of 3765 (30.36%) had thyroid tumor.

Thyroid pandemic

Is this rate normal ?

The chairman of Exploratory Committee ,Yamashita Shunichi (Mr.100mSv) asserts,  it is all benignity for some reason.

Tajiri clinic, a physician, who specializes in thyroid disease, in Kumamoto answered like this below.

This is a Q&A with his patient about thyroid problem of a child. (1998)


相談内容ですが、三女(4歳・平成6年5月24生まれ・体重:15kg・身長:101cm)が、今年の6月頃より喉の右にしこり 出来、病院で見てもらい甲状腺に腫瘍が、出来ており検査をしてもらいました。検査内容は、血液検査、尿検査、レントゲン、超音波、穿刺吸引細胞診をしました。結果は良性の腫瘍と言われましたが、4cmにもなっておりやはり手術が、必要と言われました。月1回の定期検査をして、なるべく小学1年生まで延ばしたいと言われました。体重が25kgぐらいでないと、麻酔を使うのがあぶないそうです。
病院では、4歳の子供は、初めてといわれました。先生は、とっても優しいのですが、検査が恐くて病院嫌いになっています。 どうしたらよろしいでしょうか?


My third daughter (4 years old, born in 5/24/1994,15kg,101cm) got a tumor on her right side of thyroid since last June. had blood test, urine test, X-ray, ultrasound, and fine-needle aspiration cytology and the doctor said it is benignity. However, it’s already 4cm, he told me she might need a surgery. Because it is risky unless she weighs 25kg, he wants to wait until she becomes 6 years old. Is there any way not to have surgery ?

The hospital told me it was their first time to see a 4 years old girl. The doctor is really nice but my daughter is scared of the tests, she got to hate hospitals.






I’m sincerely sorry for you. First of all, thyroid nodule of children is really rare. According to a medical report, 20~73% of thyroid nodule grows to cancer in case of children. From the result of ultrasound and fine-needle aspiration cytology, it is likely to benignity, but follicular cancer of the thyroid can not be detected by those 2 tests sometimes. In your case, it is already 4cm, which is very large. I recommend you to have surgery. TSH medication can only treat 20% of the cases, it can not be recommended. Ethanol local injection would be very painful for her. As a result, there is no other way than surgery with general anesthesia seemingly. ….



As a result, that “30%” is extraordinary, and 20~73 % of them would grow to be cancer.



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