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Does 9/11 Toxic Exposure Cause Stomach Cancer?

By Troy Rosasco

Yes. Stomach Cancer (also known as malignant neoplasm of the stomach) is one of the many conditions linked to 9/11 toxic exposure. If you have this condition and were in the exposure zone in the months after the terrorist attacks, you may qualify for both 9/11 compensation and health benefits that will pay for your […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers
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Is the WTC Health Program Part of the VCF?

By Troy Rosasco

Many victims of the 9/11 attacks and volunteers in the subsequent clean-up efforts face health problems as a result of exposure to toxic dust and materials at the attack sites, including breathing or digestive condition or, in many cases, cancer. The federal government has created two principal programs to provide financial assistance and medical care […]

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Posted under: World Trade Center Health Program
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NYU Medical Records Requests and 9/11-Related Issues

By Troy Rosasco

Nearly 20 years after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in lower Manhattan, first responders and others who came at the scene that day and during the clean-up effort continue to fall ill with cancer and other diseases related to exposure to toxic dust and materials at the World Trade Center site. Because certain types […]

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Posted under: World Trade Center Health Program

9/11 and Malignant Neoplasm of Heart, Mediastinum, and Pleura

By Troy Rosasco

It was one of the most memorable images from the World Trade Center and lower Manhattan in the hours and days after the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001: People covered in dust. Unfortunately, the dust contained hundreds of toxins, such as cement, gypsum, asbestos, glass fibers, calcium carbonate, lead, and other metal particles. Over […]

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9/11-Related Eye and Orbit Cancer

By Troy Rosasco

While almost 3,000 lives were lost on the day of the 9/11 attacks, that devastating number has, sadly, increased over the past 20-years, including with thousands of cases of 9/11-caused cancer. The first responders and the downtown residents and area workers were all exposed to the same toxic mess that hung in the air for […]

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9/11-Related Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

By Troy Rosasco

Skin cancer (non-melanoma) is the most common cancers suffered by responders and survivors (residents, workers, students, and others) who were present in lower Manhattan on 9/11 or during the many months after. In the years following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, many first responders, cleanup crews, and individuals who lived, worked, or attended […]

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Can I Pursue a Claim With Both the VCF and the U.S. Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Fund?

By Troy Rosasco

Both the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) and the U.S. Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Fund (also known as the VSST or USVSST Fund) compensate victims of terrorist attacks, including the 9/11 attacks. As the victim of such an attack, including the surviving dependents of individuals who lost their lives due to the terrorist […]

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Requesting Your Medical Records from Mt. Sinai Hospital or Health Care Provider for your 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Claim 

By Troy Rosasco

The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund requires that copies of medical records be obtained by the claimant and submitted in many instances. Records are often helpful to prove a disability from employment, the need to hire household or other at-home help to support a claim for payment of replacement services, or for an enhanced or […]

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