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Cancer

18 March 2011

No drop in Chernobyl cancer risk

The risk of thyroid cancer among people who were exposed as children to the nuclear fallout at Chernobyl has not declined nearly 25 years after the disaster.

The risk of thyroid cancer among people who were exposed as children to the nuclear fallout at Chernobyl has not declined nearly 25 years after the disaster, according to a study released in the US.

Of those in the study, 65 were diagnosed with thyroid cancer.

 

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