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Author: Masaharu Tsubokura M.D., PhD.

Editor: Yudai Kaneda

331  The amount of thyroid exposure to radiation is important

June 12, 2021

In March 2021, the UN Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation issued a report titled the “20 Year Report.” In the report, the committee commented that the large number of thyroid cancers found after the accident was probably not related to radiation exposure.

 On the other hand, there is an opinion that the number of thyroid cancer patients found in post-accident examinations is higher than the number of thyroid cancer patients generally known, and that this may be due to radiation exposure.

 However, the number of people who actually have symptoms of any disease and who are subsequently diagnosed with the disease (the commonly k