9/11 Cancers

9/11 and Breast Cancer

By Troy Rosasco

There is an epidemic of breast cancer in the downtown NYC population because of 9/11. When the Twin Towers collapsed, they exposed thousands of residents to a toxic cloud of more than 2,500 known contaminants. These contaminants included asbestos, glass, silica, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), and concrete dust. In the weeks and months after the […]

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What is Causing the Increased Detection Rate of 9/11-Related Thyroid Cancer?

By Hansen & Rosasco

Medical surveillance – and not the increase of thyroid cancer itself – has been found to be the primary reason for the increased detection rate of 9/11-related thyroid cancer diagnoses among World Trade Center-exposed male firefighters, according to the results of a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. So, what does this mean? Simply stated, […]

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What Are “Covered” 9/11-Related Illnesses?

By Hansen & Rosasco

If you were a worker, resident, first responder or student who was present in the 9/11 NYC “Exposure Zone” area of Lower Manhattan on September 11, 2001 or the months that followed, and have been diagnosed with cancer since then, there’s a chance your illness may be directly related to the toxic air from the […]

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What Medical Conditions Does the World Trade Center Health Program Cover?

By Hansen & Rosasco

The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program covers a host of 9/11-related illnesses and provides medical and mental health services at no cost to those who meet eligibility requirements for the Program. What is covered? The WTC Health Program covers the costs associated with the monitoring and treatment services of adverse health conditions, including cancer, […]

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COVID-19 Puts 9/11 Community at Heightened Risk for Severe Life-Threatening Illness

By Hansen & Rosasco

COVID-19 coronavirus deaths in New York have now passed 14,000 as of April 20, 2020. This horrific number is more than the deaths on 9/11 itself and 9/11-related deaths to date – combined. It is likely that COVID-19 deaths will permanently eclipse 9/11 deaths to date and future related deaths. This is yet another tragedy […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, 9/11 Prostate Cancer, 9/11 Survivors, Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer, COVID-19, Leukemia, Lung Cancer
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9/11-Related Cancer Statistics

By Hansen & Rosasco

9/11-Related Cancer Statistics The tragedy of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 affected anyone who was present at what came to be known as “Ground Zero” in Lower Manhattan. Whether they were at the site on that day or in the many months that followed – first responders, residents, employees, students, teachers, and many […]

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Uterine Cancer is Not a “VCF Covered Condition” for 9/11 Survivors

By Hansen & Rosasco

The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) and World Trade Center Health Program cover approximately 70 cancers, considered “VCF covered conditions,” which provide free health care to eligible first responders, residents, employees and students who were in Lower Manhattan at the time of the terrorist attacks and in the months after. One condition not considered a […]

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9/11 First Responder Dies of Mesothelioma from Asbestos Exposure

By Hansen & Rosasco

Amid the toxic fumes at Ground Zero after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Nick and Margaret Ursta had just one face mask to filter contaminants in the air, so they took turns wearing it. The Urstas had traveled from Pittsburgh with a crew of fellow first responders from the White Oak Rescue […]

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New Link Found Between World Trade Center Dust and 9/11 Prostate Cancer Cases

By Hansen & Rosasco

The World Trade Center Dust Cloud Many remember the dark dust cloud that covered New York City after the terrorist attacks of September 11th. For first responders, commuters and anyone who worked in Downtown Manhattan, it was overwhelming as everyone tried to escape the congestion, chaos and fumes. For viewers far away, it was horrific […]

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