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Evidence for Specific Cancers

Leukemia

  • Survivors of bombing attacks at Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • Patients who received radiation therapy for ankylosing spondylitis

Thyroid Neoplasms (malignant or benign)

  • Survivors of bombing attacks at Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • Children have greater sensitivity than adults
  • Chernobyl fallout (radioactive iodine) to downwind children in Belarus
  • Children undergoing outmoded radiotherapy, such as for enlarged thymus, tinea capitus, or disease of the tonsils or nasopharynx
  • Children undergoing radiation oncology for cancer

from The Chernobyl Forum: 2003-2005. IAEA, WHO, UNDP, FAO, UNEP, UN-OCHA, UNSCEAR, World Bank



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