Fukushima medical university “The younger you are, the more slowly thyroid cancer develops”

On 9/11/2012, Fukushima Diary reported 43.7% of the children in Fukushima city got thyroid nodule or cyst.

(cf. Thyroid disease rate spiked to 43.7%, “About 1 in 2 children have nodule or cyst in Fukushima city”)

About this result, Fukushima medical university held a briefing in Koriyama city on 11/4/2012. Parents have been complaining the result is too complicated to understand.

In this briefing, Dr. Suzuki from Fukushima medical university stated even if you find nodules or cysts, it’s benign not to grow to be cancer most of the cases, and about the reason why they don’t need the follow-up test, he commented like this below

The younger you are, the more slowly the thyroid cancer develops. Even if you find cancer in the follow-up test in 2~3 years, you can treat it.





Università medica di Fukushima: “Più giovane sei e più lentamente si sviluppa il cancro alla tiroide”

L’ 11/09/2012 Fukushima Diary ha riportato che il 43.7% dei bambini di Fukushima presenta noduli o cisti alla tiroide.

(cf. “Thyroid disease rate spiked to 43.7%, “About 1 in 2 children have nodule or cyst in Fukushima city”)

Su questo risultato l’università medica di Fukushima ha tenuto un briefing nella città di Koriyama il 04/11/2012. I genitori si sono lamentati dei risultati troppo complicati da capire.

In questo briefing il dott. Suzuki, dell’università medica di Fukushima ha dichiarato che, se si trovano noduli o cisti, nella maggior parte dei casi sono benigni e non diventeranno mai cancri, e a proposito dei motivi per i quali non sono necessari ulteriori test ha commentato così:

Più giovane sei e più lentamente si svilupperà il cancro alla tiroide. Anche se si trova il cancro in test supplementari entro 2~3 anni, questo può essere curato.


Français :

L’université médicale de Fukushima : “Plus vous êtes jeune, plus lentement se développe le cancer de la thyroïde”

Le 11 septembre 2012, le Fukushima Diary avait rapporté que 43,7 % des enfants de la ville de Fukushima ont des kystes ou des nodules à leur thyroïde.

(cf. La fréquence de maladies thyroïdiennes est montée à 43,7 %, “Dans la ville de Fukushima, presque un enfant sur deux a des nodules ou des kystes”)

Sur ce résultat, l’université médicale de Fukushima a tenu une conférence le 4 novembre 2012 dans la ville de Koriyama. Les parents se sont plaints que les résultats sont trop compliqués pour pouvoir les comprendre.

Au cours de cette séance, le Dr. Suzuki de l’université médicale, a affirmé que même si on trouve des nodules ou des kystes c’est bénin, ils ne se transformeront pas en cancer dans la plupart des cas et sur la raison justifiant qu’ils n’aient pas besoin d’examens de suivi, il a répondu ceci :
Plus vous êtes jeune, plus lentement se développe le cancer de la thyroïde. Même si on trouve un cancer à l’examen de suivi dans les 2-3 ans qui suivent, on peut le traiter.


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I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.


November 2012