To the Editor In the January issue, Ohtsuru et al1 suggest that large-scale mass screening using ultrasonography of the thyroid can identify many detectable cancers from a large pool of nonclinical and subclinical thyroid cancers among young persons in an age-dependent manner, comparing the differences in the age-conditional incidence rate between the Fukushima Health Management Survey (FHMS) for children and young adults within 5 years of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station accident and the age-conditional incidence rate estimate.2
Suzuki K, Toki H, Wada T. Incidence of Thyroid Cancer Among Children and Young Adults in Fukushima, Japan. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online June 13, 2019145(8):768–769. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.1099
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