Rare 9/11 Cancer Types

What is considered a "rare 9/11 cancer type"?

The conditions on the “rare cancers list” are defined as any types of cancer (excluding malignant neoplasm of the brain and pancreas) that have affected populations smaller than 200,000 individuals in the Unites States. (This means an incidence rate of less than 0.08 percent of the U.S. population.)

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There are 70+ Cancer Types Eligible for Coverage

There are 70-plus 9/11 cancer types that are eligible for free health care under the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) and compensation under the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). Additionally, there are some rare cancer types afflicting other 9/11 survivors. These individuals may be eligible to receive the same benefits. If you have been diagnosed with a related cancer or condition, our victim compensation lawyers at Hansen & Rosasco, LLP will help get your condition registered with the WTC Health Program in addition to filing a claim with the WTC VCF.

The 9/11 “rare cancers list” includes the following conditions:

  • Adrenal gland and other endocrine glands and related structure
  • Anus and anal canal
  • Bone and articular cartilage
  • Male breast cancer
  • Gallbladder and other parts of biliary tract
  • Malignant neoplasms 
  • Small intestine
  • Penis and testis
  • Meninges, brain, spinal cord, cranial nerves, and other parts of central nervous system
  • Placenta
  • Thymus
  • Vulva, vagina, and cervix uteri (invasive only)
  • Malignant neuroendocrine neoplasm, including carcinoid tumors
  • Myeloid neoplasms (including myelodysplastic syndromes, myeloproliferative neoplasms, myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasms, and myeloid malignancies associated with eosinophilia and abnormalities of growth factor receptors derived from platelets or fibroblasts).


Conditions on the “rare cancers list” from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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If you have any questions about 9/11 cancer types or conditions on the “rare cancers list” of the WTC VCF, please call our victim compensation lawyers at 800-887-7299 or fill out a contact form here.

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