Health Exams Planned for A-Bomb Survivors

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TORRANCE — Health examinations will be provided to Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic-bomb survivors living in Southern California on June 18-19 at the Medical Institute of Little Company of Mary, 21311 Madrona Ave., Torrance.

Under the sponsorship of the Hiroshima prefectural government, the Hiroshima Prefectural Medical Association (HPMA) conducts examinations every two years and encourages as many people as possible to participate.

The medical examinations will take place at four locations in the U.S.: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Honolulu. A team of doctors from Japan will be assisted in Los Angeles by physicians from the Japanese Community Health Association, Ningen Dock and the Los Angeles County Medical Association.

Hawaii examinations will take place June 24-26 at Kuakini Geriatric Care Inc., 347 N. Kuakini St. Honolulu, HI 96817.

Northern California examinations will take place July 16-17 at St. Mary’s Medical Center, 2235 Hayes St., San Francisco, CA 94117.

Pacific Northwest examinations will take place July 23-24 at Pacific Medical Center, 1200 12th So. Seattle, WA 98144.

They will conduct a number of tests, including general hematology tests, urinalysis and biochemical testing for liver function, diabetes screenings, thyroid gland function testing, serum cholesterol, measurement of blood lipids, ECG examinations and cancer examinations, including screenings for colorectal cancer, liver cancer, multiple myeloma, breast cancer and uterine cancer.

For inquiries about the health examinations, contact one of the following:

Los Angeles: Midori Seino, (310) 265-1236 or Junji Sarashina, (714) 522-5723

Hawaii: Charles Izumi Hirano, (808) 422-1489

San Francisco: Atsushi Endo, (650) 952-7214

Seattle: Rikuko Tanaka, (206) 860-2938 or Gene Fujita, (206) 325-7119

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