Current members of the World Trade Center Health Program should have recently received a letter asking them to contact their Health Program Case Manager or their Clinical Center of Excellence (CCE) to begin the process of certifying their cancer(s) for treatment under the WTC Health Program.
See an example of the WTC Health Program Long Island Clinical Center of Excellence at Stony Brook Cancer Certification 10/29/2012 letter here. An example of the more generic, but essentially the same, cancer certification letter sent to those residing outside New York by the national program can be found here. Also attached is a helpful list of WTC Cancer Certification Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s).
The message from the WTC Health Program is clear: If you were a 9/11 first responder, worker or resident in the “crash site” area” and have any of the cancers now covered under the Zadroga Act, you should contact either your local Clinical Center of Excellence or the National Program now to begin the process of certifying your particular cancer for free treatment under the Zadroga 9/11 Act.
If you are part of (or would like to be part of) the Long Island WTC Health program, you should call 631-855-1200 and ask about the expanded cancer certification process. If you live out of state, you should contact the national NIOSH WTC Health Program at 1-888-982-4748.
We will continue to update you on all 9/11 related cancer certification news as it becomes available. More WTC 9/11 Cancer resource information can be found here.