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9/11 and Digestive System Illnesses

By Troy Rosasco

Following 9/11, the dust cloud at Ground Zero exposed first responders and volunteers to a host of potentially damaging chemicals. Asbestos, lead, and other hazards filled the air. Volunteers breathed in these toxic chemicals for days and weeks as people worked to help rescue trapped individuals, provide vital medical care, and clear the debris from […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, Colon Cancer
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9/11 and Conditions Affecting the Respiratory System

By Troy Rosasco

If you were at Ground Zero on September 11, 2001, worked at the site in the weeks following, or lived or attended school in the affected area and have now suffered a respiratory condition as a result of your exposure to toxic chemicals in the air around Ground Zero following the attacks, there is a […]

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Posted under: Lung Cancer
Breast Cancer (Malignant Neoplasm) and Toxic Exposure to September 11th Dust

Breast Cancer (Malignant Neoplasm) and Toxic Exposure to September 11th Dust

By Troy Rosasco

Malignant neoplasm of the breast—also known as malignant breast cancer—is the most common cancer in women exposed to the toxic dust and fumes near Ground Zero on 9/11. In the most recent report, the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) noted that female breast cancer was definitely linked to 9/11 exposure in 321 first responders […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, Breast Cancer
Mesothelioma and 9/11: What You Need to Know

Mesothelioma and 9/11: What You Need to Know

By Troy Rosasco

The 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centers released toxic chemicals, including asbestos, into the air. Many of the people who inhaled dust from the 9/11 attacks, including first responders, residents and workers in Lower Manhattan, and workers who helped remove those materials after the attacks, have since shown symptoms of asbestos exposure, including mesothelioma. […]

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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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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, Breast Cancer
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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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Posted under: 9/11 First Responders, 9/11 News, 9/11 NYPD, 9/11 Survivors, 9/11 Volunteers, FDNY WTC Health Program, First Responders, NYPD, Thyroid Cancer
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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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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, 9/11 WTC Compensation Fund Lawyer, Illnesses Covered, Survivors, World Trade Center Health Program, WTC Victim Fund
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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