On the heels of Japan’s recent nuclear disaster, what have researchers learned from Hiroshima survivors to treat the newly exposed?
A team of Japanese physicians and survivors of the 1945 nuclear bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki will speak about the radiation exposure faced 67 years later on Friday, June 17, at 10:00 am at the Chapel in the Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center, 4101 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503, (310) 540-7676.
- Fred Y. Sakurai, M.D., medical director of PLCM Ningen Dock program, and president of the Japanese Community Health, Inc.
- Kaz Sueishi, president, American Society of Hiroshima-Nagasaki A-bomb Survivors and a spokesperson for the survivors.
- Japanese medical experts engaged in the radiation exposure following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
- More than 150 survivors and their families
As the World War II nuclear bomb victims – known as “hibakusha” – have aged, medical knowledge of the effects of radiation and related illnesses have increased.
These findings will provide insight into dealing with Japan’s current radiation issues.
While physicians are concerned with the heightened risk of cancer deaths among survivors, studies show the hibakusha also suffer from high rates of non-cancerous illnesses such as cardiovascular disease and benign uterine tumors.
For several years, Providence Little Company of Mary has reached out to survivors who now live in the South Bay area and provided extensive medical examinations and counseling in conjunction with Japanese colleagues.
These exams will be held beginning at 8 a.m. June 18-19 at the Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Institute at 21311 Madrona Avenue, Torrance.