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Category: 9/11 Cancers

The Rise in Prostate Cancer in World Trade Center First Responders

June 24, 2019

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on 9/11 Cancers

9/11 Cancer and Treatment As the future of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) remains uncertain, cancer experts are finding new higher risks in first responders who were at the World Trade Center “Exposure Zone.” Research shows there is a greater risk for prostate cancer in first responders who had the most direct exposure to various toxins at Ground Zero. There has been an increase in diagnoses of prostate cancer, particularly among younger men, says Dr. William Oh, a prostate oncologist at Mount Sinai: “The amount of exposure to these toxins that was in the World Trade Center dust may… READ ARTICLE

9/11 Attacks and Cancer Among FBI Agents

June 6, 2019

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on 9/11 Cancers

  Most people know the term “FBI” as the acronym for Federal Bureau of Investigation. But there is an added meaning to these letters. The letters “F,” “B,” and “I” also serve as the organization’s motto: “Fidelity. Bravery. Integrity.” On September 11, 2001, and in the months that followed, many members of the FBI proved to be living proof behind the meaning of this motto. Unfortunately, today many of these heroes are facing the toughest fight of their lives – a diagnosis of cancer. First responders of every kind were on the scene of the World Trade Center in New… READ ARTICLE

Downtown Manhattan Cleaners and 9/11 Breast Cancer

August 30, 2018

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on 9/11 Cancers

  You are a cleaner in a downtown Manhattan office building on 9/11.  In 2018, you were just diagnosed with 9/11 breast cancer.  Your exact diagnosis is invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC), the most common type of breast cancer.  Almost 80% of all breast cancers are invasive ductal carcinomas. You are only  51 and your family has no history of cancer. You are very scared for you and your family.  After discussion with your oncologist and surgeon, you choose to have a lumpectomy surgery followed by radiation. Thankfully, surgery and radiation goes well and you are cleared to return to work. … READ ARTICLE

Two-Year Deadline for 9/11 Cancer Compensation Claims – But Two Years from When?

September 20, 2017

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on 9/11 Cancers

Cancer can strike anyone at any time. But for survivors, first responders, and recovery workers who were present at the World Trade Center and in Lower Manhattan on and in the days after the September 11th attacks, cancer is an even greater risk. The World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) has identified over 68 kinds of cancers related to the toxic dust that arose from the rubble after the Towers collapsed. A full list of cancers covered by the WTCHP and included on the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions can be found here. Thousands of individuals are suffering from 9/11-related… READ ARTICLE

Do You Have to be a First Responder to have a Claim with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund?

May 26, 2017

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on 9/11 Cancers

The answer in “No”. Although first responders, including firefighters, police officers and others, make up the majority of eligible claimants before the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, there are other groups of individuals with 9/11 cancers who are considered “survivors” and are also eligible to make a compensation claim at the VCF. Essentially, any person who was in the “9/11 crash site area” (generally see map below) between 9/11/2001 and 5/30/2002 may be eligible for compensation from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Their work activity does not have to do with anything related to the 9/11 rescue, recovery or cleanup. To date,… READ ARTICLE