Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid Cancer Cases Before the VCF

9/11 thyroid cancer cases are common among first responders and people who worked or were residents of Downtown Manhattan on September 11, 2001 or at any time during the many months after the terrorist attacks.

The WTC lawyers at Hansen & Rosasco, LLP have represented many 9/11 thyroid cancer claims before the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) and have helped secure free lifetime health care (and pharmacy benefits) for our clients.


Our WTC lawyers won a $1.15 million VCF award for a volunteer firefighter and truck driver who was disabled by thyroid cancer, prostate cancer, urinary incontinence, impotence, extrinsic asthma, and secondary diabetes.


Thyroid Cancer Conditions

Thyroid cancer starts in the thyroid gland, which is near the “Adam’s apple” in the neck. The thyroid gland makes thyroid hormones that travel through the blood to all parts of the body. Thyroid hormones affect the metabolism rate, which determines how fast or slow the brain, heart, muscles, liver, and other parts of the body work.

 The main types of thyroid cancer are:

  1. Differentiated (the most common, and includes papillary, follicular, and Hṻrthle cell)
  2. Medullary
  3. Anaplastic (an aggressive undifferentiated tumor)

Thyroid Cancer Treatment Options

Thyroid cancer treatment may consist of surgery, radioactive iodine treatment, thyroid hormone therapy, external beam radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and/or targeted therapy (including Kinase inhibitors and anti-angiogenesis drugs).

Support Resources for Thyroid Cancer Patients

Read a story of hope from a thyroid cancer survivor here.
Learn more about thyroid cancer from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center here.

Getting 9/11 Victims the Compensation They Deserve

The VCF was established to help victims suffering from the toxic fallout from the September 11th attacks. VCF awards can and have changed many 9/11 victims’ lives. Our WTC lawyers know just how important it is for each first responder or survivor (Downtown Manhattan residentsworkers, or students) to get support every step of the way – from filing a claim to receiving a VCF payment.

If you are suffering from a 9/11 thyroid cancer diagnosis or other related cancer or condition, and have questions about lifetime medical care or receiving a VCF award, please contact our 9/11 WTC lawyers at Hansen & Rosasco, LLC. We can answer all of your 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund questions. Please call us at 855-839-2947 or fill out a contact form here for a FREE claim evaluation.

My husband died as a result of cancer. This firm was able to help me obtain the compensation I deserve for me and my two minor children. I had no idea we were entitled to that high of a compensation and this firm really worked hard for us! We will always be thankful.” -Gina E.

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