Stomach Cancer (Gastric Cancer)
Ground Zero Dust and Stomach Cancer
Stomach cancer (also known as gastric cancer) begins in the stomach. As a result of having ingested dust and toxins on or during the many months after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, first responders and other survivors (Downtown Manhattan residents, workers, teachers, and students) are at a high or elevated rate of being diagnosed with stomach cancer. The WTC attorneys at Turley Hansen & Rosasco, LLP have secured 9/11 Fund payouts for many clients who are fighting stomach cancer.
Stomach Cancer Conditions
After food is chewed and swallowed, it enters the esophagus, a tube that carries food to the stomach. The stomach then holds food and starts to digest it by secreting gastric juice. The food and gastric juice are mixed and then emptied into the first part of the small intestine. Note that stomach cancer should not be confused with other types of cancer that can occur in the abdomen, like cancer of the colon, liver, pancreas, or small intestine. Our WTC attorneys are also experienced in filing claims for these types of cancer along with other conditions covered through the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) and World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP).
Stomach Cancer Treatment
The main treatments for stomach cancer are:
- Targeted therapy
- Radiation therapy
- Targeted drugs
Support Resources for Stomach Cancer Patients
- Read an inspiring story from a stomach cancer survivor here.
- Learn more about stomach cancer from the National Cancer Institute here.
Stomach cancer (or gastric cancer) is eligible for 9/11 Fund payouts, along with medical care and treatment through the World Trade Center Health Program. If you have questions about medical care or an award for stomach cancer, please call our WTC attorneys at 855-982-4636 or fill out a contact form here.