The Fukushima Prefectural government has revealed that two more people, both aged 18 or younger when the Fukushima nuclear crisis broke out in March 2011, have been diagnosed with having thyroid cancer. This brings the total number of cases to three. All three diagnosed patients have undergone surgery, and are doing well, according to reports.
A briefing session was held November 4 for the residents of Koriyama in the Fukushima prefecture regarding thyroid cancer screenings for children. The tests were being conducted for children in the prefecture aged 18 years and younger due to possible exposure from the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant last year.