9/11 Victim Blog

9/11-Related Thyroid Cancer

By Troy Rosasco

9/11 caused thyroid cancer in over one thousand first responders and downtown NYC residents, workers, students, and others. In the most recent report, the World Trade Center Health Program certified 534 cases of thyroid cases in first responders and 533 cases in lower Manhattan residents, workers, and students — all linked to the toxic 9/11 […]

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Compensation for 9/11-Related Rare Cancers

By Troy Rosasco

The 9/11 toxic dust is the known cause of rare cancers including pancreatic anal, testicular, stomach, tongue, intestinal, laryngeal, and many other types of rare cancers. These cancers, along with many others, are by definition rare (occurring in fewer than 15 out of 100,000), but have been and still are diagnosed all too often in […]

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How to Add an Attorney on Your Claim

By Troy Rosasco

It is fairly common to add an attorney to your September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) claim after you may have taken the simple first step of registration. Perhaps you started to file your claim on your own, only to discover that having an attorney on your side would make it much easier to navigate […]

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9/11 Caused Melanoma: The Signs, Symptoms, and Potential Impacts

By Troy Rosasco

9/11 caused melanoma of the skin (and non-melanoma skin cancers) in thousands of people. The most recent study from the World Trade Center Health Program reports 985 certified cases of melanoma in first responders and 286 cases in the survivors (downtown residents, workers, and students). The number of certified cases of non-melanoma of the skin […]

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VCF Policies and Procedures Updates

By Troy Rosasco

The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) provides compensation to individuals (or survivors of those individuals) who suffered physical harm or died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks—whether in connection with their participation in rescue and debris-removal efforts immediately after the attacks, or their presence in Lower Manhattan in the months after the fall of the […]

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9/11-Related Prostate Cancer

By Troy Rosasco

You Can Get Treatment and Compensation 9/11 caused prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is, by far, the most common cancer found in men who were first responders or who lived, worked, went to school, or were otherwise present in lower Manhattan or during the many months after 9/11. Since 2001, there have been 2,895 confirmed cases […]

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9/11-Related Urinary Tract Cancers · Bladder Cancer · Kidney Cancer · Urethral Cancer

By Troy Rosasco

You Can Get Coverage for Your 9/11 Cancer 9/11 caused cancer in the urinary system—the urinary tract, bladder, kidneys, and urethra—in many 9/11 first responders and residents, workers, and others who were downtown on 9/11 or during the many months afterward. As recently as 2019, Congress reported that almost 10,000 first responders, downtown workers, residents, […]

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Leukemia, Cancer of the Blood & Lymphoid Tissue

By Troy Rosasco

Available free Lifetime Healthcare Plus Cash Award 9/11 caused leukemia, blood cancers, and lymphatic cancers in downtown workers, residents, first responders, and others. Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in Manhattan confirmed an elevated incidence of leukemia in first responders and other workers in the downtown area near the World Trade […]

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The September 11th Dust and Fumes Caused Head & Neck Cancers

By Troy Rosasco

How to Get an Award for Your 9/11 Cancer The September 11th attacks released dust in the air that has caused a significant increase in hand and neck cancers. Exposures to the 9/11 toxins ranged from getting caught in the dust cloud on 9/11 to chronic exposures by the downtown workers, residents, students and many […]

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