9/11 Victim Blog

9/11-Related Prostate Cancer

By Troy Rosasco

You Can Get Treatment and Compensation 9/11 caused prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is, by far, the most common cancer found in men who were first responders or who lived, worked, went to school, or were otherwise present in lower Manhattan or during the many months after 9/11. Since 2001, there have been 2,895 confirmed cases […]

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9/11-Related Urinary Tract Cancers · Bladder Cancer · Kidney Cancer · Urethral Cancer

By Troy Rosasco

You Can Get Coverage for Your 9/11 Cancer 9/11 caused cancer in the urinary system—the urinary tract, bladder, kidneys, and urethra—in many 9/11 first responders and residents, workers, and others who were downtown on 9/11 or during the many months afterward. As recently as 2019, Congress reported that almost 10,000 first responders, downtown workers, residents, […]

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Leukemia, Cancer of the Blood & Lymphoid Tissue

By Troy Rosasco

Available free Lifetime Healthcare Plus Cash Award 9/11 caused leukemia, blood cancers, and lymphatic cancers in downtown workers, residents, first responders, and others. Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in Manhattan confirmed an elevated incidence of leukemia in first responders and other workers in the downtown area near the World Trade […]

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The September 11th Dust and Fumes Caused Head & Neck Cancers

By Troy Rosasco

How to Get an Award for Your 9/11 Cancer The September 11th attacks released dust in the air that has caused a significant increase in head and neck cancers. Exposures to the 9/11 toxins ranged from getting caught in the dust cloud on 9/11 to chronic exposures by the downtown workers, residents, students and many […]

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How Long Does the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Take to Decide a Claim?

By Troy Rosasco

The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund takes about two years to make an award. The VCF reports that claims submitted before October 2019 are now being decided, claims submitted between October 2019 and December 2019 are being reviewed, and all other claims are in an earlier review status. Once a 9/11 VCF claim is decided, […]

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9/11 VCF Deadline – What If I Already Submitted a Claim, but the VCF Denied It Because My Registration Was Found Untimely?

By Troy Rosasco

The VCF, or September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, helps provide vitally-needed compensation to individuals who suffered serious injuries or faced serious diagnoses because of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Many first responders and the downtown workers and residents have gotten sick over the past two decades, and many sadly passed away from a 9/11 breathing problem […]

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How Do I Appeal the Decision on My Claim?

By Troy Rosasco

When to appeal a VCF award can be complicated. The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund provides vital compensation to victims (first responders, residents, downtown workers, and students) of the 9/11 attacks—both those who suffered immediate injuries at the 9/11 scene and those who were exposed to hazardous chemicals during the weeks or months after 9/11 […]

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9/11-Caused Ovarian Cancer and Invasive Cervical and Other Female Cancers 

By Troy Rosasco

The dust from 9/11 is the cause of ovarian cancer in first responders as well as the downtown residents, workers, and students, who are often eligible for lifetime coverage and treatment through the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program and an award of compensation from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). The dust and […]

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September 11 and Childhood Cancers

By Troy Rosasco

Childhood cancers caused by 9/11 are among the most tragic. IN 2001, there were 29 public schools — elementary, intermediate, and high schools — located in the 9/11 Disaster Area. These students, and even preschool-aged children who lived with their families in the Disaster Area, are among the youngest of the 9/11 victims: Those who […]

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