Western Governments seem to have learned many of the lessons of how to cope with thyroid cancers in the aftermath of a nuclear accident, a prominent thyroid specialist stated on Monday.
Professor Michael Sheppard is part of the WHO team which was sent to Chernobyl in the wake of the accident, to review how those affected were coping with the disaster. He believes that the UK, as well as other developed Western countries, have taken on many of the lessons of the accident.
April next year marks 20 years since the Chernobyl disaster. The Chernobyl Forum, set up by the WHO, the IAEA, and other bodies estimates that up to 4000 additional cases of thyroid cancer will result from the accident, mainly in children and adolescents.
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