9/11 Victim Blog

Sick 9/11 First Responders Plead with Congress to Extend Zadroga Health and Compensation Act So that Future Cancers are Covered

June 22, 2015

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on 9/11 Cancers

In a recent CBS interview, retired NYPD officer David Hawley spoke about the fate of cancer-stricken 9/11 first responders if the bill isn’t extended. He has had his own battle with a rare throat cancer that was a direct result of being exposed to Ground Zero toxins and debris. Hawley told CBS, “People are going to die, the men and women that are sick that are being taken care of now. I’ve only been cancer-free a little over a year.” He adds, “To end this program, people are going to die.” I think Officer Hawley says it simply but powerfully. Congress MUST listen!

Time is Running Out: Turley, Hansen & Partners Urges You to Support the 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act of 2015

June 5, 2015

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on 9/11 Cancers

Turley, Hansen & Rosasco would like you to join us in supporting the renewal of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act was signed by President Obama in 2011 and has been providing health care and monetary compensation for sick, injured and dying 9/11 responders and survivors.

WTC Health Program Successful in Treating Kidney Cancer Case

April 9, 2015

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on 9/11 Cancers

After having several catscans and visiting a number of doctors, he was diagnosed with Kidney Cancer. It was the doctors at the World Trade Center Health Program that assured him that he would receive the care that he needed. Through minimally invasive robotic surgery, Rachko’s tumor was removed, as well as part of his left kidney. Thanks to the WTC Health Program and his surgeon, Ketan Badani, a new technique was used during his operation, which prevented damage to the healthy parts of his kidney.

WTC Related Cancer takes life of yet another 9/11 First Responder

January 7, 2015

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on 9/11 Cancers

Stelmok passed away on December 29, 2014, losing his five-year battle with cancer, an unfortuanete common deadly ailment that has plagued many first responders who were exposed to the toxins and debris that permeated the air. Cancer truly was his greatest challenge, having been diagnosed, battling and winning colon cancer, liver cancer and brain cancer. A little more than a year ago, Stelmok was diagnosed with lung cancer for the second time. It was determined by doctors that the contaminants at Ground Zero were the cause of all his cancer diagnoses. Even during his battle with cancer over the years, he still remained heroically on the force until 2013.