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‘I Do Not Want Any Children to Develop Cancer Like Me’, a Fukushima Resident Says

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Independent filmmaker Ian Thomas Ash has uploaded to YouTube a four-part interview with a young woman from Fukushima Prefecture who has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Now 20, the interviewee was 15 years old when, following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex lost power and the ability to cool fuel in the reactors. The lack of cooling caused a series of hydrogen explosions that severely damaged four of the six reactors at the Daiichi complex.

As a result of the explosions and subsequent fires, nuclear contamination was spread over a large part of Japan's northeast. The young woman interviewed in the documentary, who wishes to remain unidentified, is one of 166 Fukushima residents who were 18 or younger at the time of the nuclear disaster who have been diagnosed with or suspected of having thyroid cancer (as of February 2016).

While some attribute the rise in cases of thyroid cancer to more rigorous screening, Ash notes that 74.5% of young people aged 18-21 as of April 1, 2014 who were living in Fukushima at the time of the nuclear accident have not yet taken part in the official thyroid ultrasound examination.

“This young woman’s reason for speaking out is to motivate the families of children who have not yet received the thyroid ultrasound examination to have their children tested,” Ash says in his introduction to the interview.

The interview has been uploaded to YouTube in four parts: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4.

The woman says according to her doctors, her cancer was caught at the right moment. Had she waited any longer, they told her, the cancer could have spread. As a result of the illness, she had part of her thyroid removed.

She will begin working in a nursery school this year, and is pained to think of any other children going through what she has endured:

I would hate if any children I taught developed cancer. To tell the truth, I do not want any children to develop cancer like me.

Ash, based in Tokyo, makes short documentaries about life in Japan after the March 11, 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.

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  • 1reader2

    That is wonderful that she is telling her story and encouraging other children and young adults to get checked. Especially since she caught her cancer at the right time.

    • VooDude

      About a quarter, to more than a third, of all of us, probably have thyroid cancer. For most people, it never causes any symptoms – something like 30 in 100,000. Modern ultrasound is being deployed to non-invasively screen for thyroid cancer, and fine-needle aspiration samples show that it is real cancer. Real cancer that, in the vast majority of cases, will cause the bearer no problems.

      Thyroids taken from people at autopsy, for those who died with no signs of thyroid problems, were examined, and about a third of people had papillary carcinomas of the thyroid. It is that common.

  • Sean Oliver

    If this gets posted, you can thank all the people that love life and the truth and especially Justice! Learn the real history and then, throw the bums out!
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    A conspiracy for world domination is afoot and it’s not what you think! The elite rulers of the peoples, fight amongst themselves, and have Zero regard for you or me! At all! Except as slaves to use, kill, experiment on, and eventually destroy enough of, so that there is just enough for them to still have innocents to sacrifice and play with and breed, to their evil hearts content! Tally hoe! The army of hell is being created right before your eyes and mostly with your consent but it seems invisible! Why is that? Will the Anti-Christ actually be a moslem? After the invisible army has been put in place of course! Imagine that, a moslem for an Anti-Christ!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snE0vS5bKX0

    Seems like thats all the rage lately for Governments and government “assets” around the world to convert to Islam! Ahhhh! the dominate religion, finally! One in which proclaims(in reality) that by killing the infidel(that would be anyone who isn’t a Moslem who doesn’t follow the Koran) will be rewarded(in various ways but most well known is the 72 virgins you get after you die)(for alah of course)( who is actually Satan)! One world religion, take it or die!! 666

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiXQmeuHTOY&list=PLRTwKflrxkQCrP1ZbbKpdP8xoQu2AXT74

    Do you think the people named in this article care if the invisible Islam Army of the world kill you? Their such nice people,no?

    http://greencorruption.blogspot.com

    Then there’s this>>More such nice people, yes? At least 100! Watch it and take notes! The number 100 is the key to the universe.PEOPLE! that is it! for now>

    RE: ZERO HEDGE

    This disaster will never be “taken care of”! Especially when the facts and evidence(that would be truth) are never reported! Many errors in this article, as usual ,from those who continue the under reporting and lies about Fukushima! To get the facts, all you need to do is listen to one person, Dana Durnford! Ignore his most thorough reporting and continue in your ignorance if you will, but I suggest you get it right and stop with the BS articles! This is for anyone who really wants to do a Heroic article, with all the facts and evidence to produce a Magnificent article or series of articles or documentary about the worst nightmare ever visited upon mankind! Dana’s got the goods even if his presentations can be grating on some peoples ignorant and critical minds! Don’t be petty, listen to the message and facts and don’t judge the messenger for not being a perfect human being! You “smart” writers are the ones who are…. either stupid, bought off, or just part of the problem! Ya all gonna man up or get an honorable woman to write a good piece or two about Fukushima and etc… or what? Which one of you people aren’t going to cower to the PTB and finally do the right thing about alerting the people about Fukushima? Just as an aside, there is so much to expose and write about you could start a very good career from it! If you wanted to or actually had the balls to do it!

    Zero Hedge I mean!

    Take the time to review some of his videos and at least get the truth and the facts right before you vomit your false reporting to the world like a nuclear industry shill or a lying government collaborator traitor to human kind and planet earth! From these videos, you can get to almost all other FACTS about Fukushima and other nuclear Facts that haven’t been widely reported on, or you can continue to deceive your readers with articles like this one! Your choice! Lie or tell the truth!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t64QgmtFMPo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IQusyulZFc

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zbQzLwA3cQ

    And if you are really lazy about researching and you can’t bare to watch some videos and fact check them yourself, then go here and just read the thousands of headlines that this news aggregator has collected since from the beginning!

    http://enenews.com

    You’re to good for this kind of shit article! Please don’t commit the crime of reporting the truth, according to the very criminals who are committing the crimes!ie, the Criminal Nuclear Industry and the criminal Governments of the world and criminal Scientists etc…

    This cover up/conspiracy is huge! Grow some balls!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t64QgmtFMPo Watch it all and……..

    And I can’t leave you all without a lovely song to either wake you up or not!

    You might like sleeping!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-2dzHWHFrE

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ2rj8ggtpw

    The “Cultural Revolution”! Mao’s best and last hope for total control! Sounds like the republicans get first prize and of course, all things being equal mao, I mean now, the democrats get first prize also! Isn’t that the liberal marxist fascist socialist commie dictator tyrannical authoritarian way? It’s 2016 after all! Oh, and by the way, they aren’t in the club! For more on how the lefties think and brainwash and raise up new little commies and all the variants of tyranny, Look here>>>

    http://fsi.stanford.edu

    If this doesn’t make you wretch and vomit your guts out then you are “the red guard”!

    For some more interesting reading go here>>>>

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_Revolution

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iranian_Cultural_Revolution

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supreme_Council_of_the_Cultural_Revolution

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_Revolution_(Libya)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/July_Theses

    And that’s just recent history! I didn’t mention a bunch but, WOW! When are we gonna turn the lights out on these current globalists and so called leaders?

    We all know, history repeats!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdGlcbKwIXc
    CAN YOU EVEN BELIEVE IT!

    And once again, the infiltrating Nazis, Commies, and Socialist Marxists,and now Islamic Moslems, that took control of the higher tiers of Government, Education, Industry and the Military, for the last 100 years, are free to conspire and destroy like no other enemy has done to our Country, with impunity, as usual, while we let in the next phase/wave of traitor/terrorist scum, to redirect the peoples attention and ignore the treasonous traitors within! Justice for all huh! The enemy of humanity is here and they need to be caught, tried, and hung! Care to name some!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRaXX9KGOLk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t64QgmtFMPo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vk8eNVluvr0

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snE0vS5bKX0

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oI08BKgT8MI

    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/07/negative-health-effects-of-man-made.html

    http://greencorruption.blogspot.com

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-2dzHWHFrE

    The nuclear Power Industrial Complex! Enemy of the world and no one knows?

    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2016/03/radchick-hillary-clinton-emails-reveals.html

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pThw2O6MXH4

    Fukushima?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t64QgmtFMPo

    http://www.fairewinds.org

    http://enenews.com

    Hanford tanks leaking?Again?10/07/13 http://dissidentvoice.org/2013/10/hanford-from-nagasaki-to-fourth-generation-spokanites/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp_FVqKjZQQ&feature=youtu.be&t=930

    Three years later?04/06/16 https://weather.com/news/news/nuclear-waste-leak-continues

    Hanford is way different than Fukushima by the way!

    Hanford is radioactive waste for sure, very deadly, no doubt about it! Like most all radioactive waste is!

    The difference is, Fukushima is a Nuclear Reactor Meltdown(it continues to fission,”look it up”) and it is not contained at all! They can’t contain it because there is no known technology that exists that can stop a 100% meltdown! And there is three confirmed, by all the “experts” but we know there’s four confirmed!

    Let’s just use the three confirmed! Three globs of molten (corium) at temperatures of 8 to 9 thousand degrees that continue to consume everything that comes in contact with it! That includes rocks! How far is it in the earth right now? “They” won’t let us know! As it consumes all this (any) material in it’s path it is also producing deadly radioisotopes which are being breathed into the atmosphere and ocean continually! This isn’t waste! This is creating new deadly isotopes by the trillions of trillions of trillions! Rap your head around that! Imagine any Nuclear power plant, take off the actual building that houses the reactor(core), while it’s running, then just shut the cooling source(water) from the core and walk away!

    Imagine doing that at any ONE of THESE plants! http://globalenergyobservatory.org/list.php?db=PowerPlants&type=Nuclear Let alone the three or four in Japan! That is what happened essentially, ( you’re getting my meaning right? Four naked corium(look it up) continuing to produce power, melting through earth and rock, and are absolutely unstoppable, and continue to produce(by fission) the most harmful and deadly substances known to man, and are putting that material (man made Radioactive Isotopes) into the atmosphere, oceans, land, drinking water, food, animals, fish, humans! THIS IS THE CHINA SYNDROME FOR REAL PEOPLE!(not the movie)! What else do you need to know about when we aren’t informed! When we lose or just give up our rights! Governments are told what to do by Industry! We are lied to by practically everyone, ie: government, media, industry, universities, military, scientists etc…! Monsanto is another monster! Are you listening! It all has to be stopped!

    Not years and years of more bullshitfrom “them” before the question comes up for a vote in their evil lairs where they meet in secret to decide how to delay the real solutions and continue to capitalize on destroying humanity, whether slowly(slowkill) or more quickly and direct(wars) but in the next four years from an honest and courageous PEOPLE and PRESIDENT! BUT MOSTLY AN INFORMED PEOPLE! Hope this helps! Bang bang!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeMvUlxXyz8
    Maestro! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-2dzHWHFrE

    • Nevin Thompson

      Sean, if you reread the article here you may notice that there are some specialists who believe that higher rates of thyroid cancer following the Fukushima accident can be attributed to more screening, and more comprehensive screening.

      • Sean Oliver

        May day, may day, emergency! We have a no brainer here! He needs help or liquidation! I suggest liquidation! Unless it wakes up!
        If you weren’t blind to the truth or even worse, a nuclear puke apologist of some sort, you would realize how obvious it is to those who know, how retarded you are when you just parrot something like that! But I’m not surprised! Did you watch any of the videos? Read any of the articles? If you did and haven’t seen the reality then you are beyond help! A loser! Like being a loser? You must, because you so stupid! Here is one video, about an hour long! If you don’t get it after watching this, I suggest you become a candidate for a head transplant! No matter which way the operation goes, you’ll be better off! #freethorizinefordalosers!
        Try your hardest to listen and learn! Final warning!
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4J2I3MBv33E
        Maestro, If you please>>
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdGlcbKwIXc
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-2dzHWHFrE
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeMvUlxXyz8
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLlLtSG7xe4
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDlx-ZUj9qs

        • VooDude

          In order to determine the actual rates of thyroid cancer, several scientists set out to gather thyroid glands from people who died (for non-thyroid-related problems, such as car accidents … anybody who died, but had thyroid problems in life, were excluded). What these scientists discovered was astounding. Anywhere from a quarter to a third of people actually had papillary carcinoma of the thyroid, which never caused them problems, and had never been diagnosed.

          ”The thyroids from 93 autopsies, performed on children, and young adults younger than age 40 years, … occult papillary carcinoma (OPC), giving a prevalence rate of 14%. The youngest affected patient was a boy aged 18 years. The prevalence rate of individuals between age 18 and 40 years was 27%. The rate appears to be rather constant in adults, although there may be a slight rise in middle age.”

          ”…100 papillary carcinomas from the whole country, there were six patients younger than age 21 years and three of them were younger than age 16 years (unpublished observation).” 6% of kids, age 21 or less

          ”In most of these studies, no correlation was found between the prevalence rate of OPC and the age of the patients. The series have not, however, included almost any children and only few young adults.”

          Franssila, Kaarle O., and H. Rubén Harach 1986. “Occult papillary carcinoma of the thyroid in children and young adults: A systemic autopsy study in Finland.” Cancer

          Before Chernobyl, before Fukushima, ”The thyroids from 101 consecutive autopsies from Finland were subserially sectioned at 2- to 3-mm intervals. From 36 thyroids, 52 foci of occult papillary carcinoma (OPC) were found, giving a prevalence rate of 35.6%, …”

          ”Apparently the great majority of the [papillary carcinoma] tumors remain small and circumscribed and even from those few tumors that grow larger, and become invasive OPCs, only a minimal proportion will ever become a clinical carcinoma. According to the study, OPC can be regarded as a normal finding which should not be treated when incidentally found. In order to avoid unnecessary operations it is suggested that incidentally found small OPCs (less than 5 mm in diameter) were called occult papillary tumor instead of carcinoma.”

          Harach, H. Rubén, Kaarle O. Franssila, and Veli‐Matti Wasenius 1985. “Occult papillary carcinoma of the thyroid. A “normal” finding in Finland. A systematic autopsy study.” Cancer

        • Nevin Thompson

          “nuclear puke”? That’s a new one. You’re not a Markov generator, by chance, are you?

      • VooDude

        Nevin, there are two papers I’d recommend for you to read. Researchers selected cadaver thyroids for autopsy (and they excluded from the study, people who had thyroid problems in life). They found that a quarter, to a third of people had thyroid cancer.

        ”The thyroids from 93 autopsies, performed on children, and young adults younger than age 40 years, … occult papillary carcinoma (OPC), giving a prevalence rate of 14%. The youngest affected patient was a boy aged 18 years. The prevalence rate of individuals between age 18 and 40 years was 27%. The rate appears to be rather constant in adults, although there may be a slight rise in middle age.”

        Franssila, Kaarle O., and H. Rubén Harach 1986. “Occult papillary carcinoma of the thyroid in children and young adults: A systemic autopsy study in Finland.” Cancer

        Before Chernobyl, before Fukushima, ”The thyroids from 101 consecutive autopsies from Finland were subserially sectioned at 2- to 3-mm intervals. From 36 thyroids, 52 foci of occult papillary carcinoma (OPC) were found, giving a prevalence rate of 35.6%, …”

        Harach, H. Rubén, Kaarle O. Franssila, and Veli‐Matti Wasenius 1985. “Occult papillary carcinoma of the thyroid. A “normal” finding in Finland. A systematic autopsy study.” Cancer

        • Nevin Thompson

          I’ll leave it to the experts, thanks!

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