Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:31 AM by Associated Press
TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) - One hundred people who survived the atomic bombings of Japan in World War II are about to undergo medical testing in California to determine how they're doing seven decades later.
The survivors, who now live in Southern California, will be examined by Japanese and American doctors Saturday at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Torrance.
Since the 1970s, they've been taking part in a long-term study on radiation effects.
An estimated 200,000 people died from blasts, burns and radiation during and after the 1945 U.S. bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The hospital says studies show survivors have high rates of cancer and illnesses such as cardiovascular disease and benign uterine tumors.
The study also may help as Japan deals with aftereffects of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown.
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