9/11 Leukemia Blood Cancer
Leukemia, like lymphoma and multiple myeloma, is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow and is one of the most common cancers among 9/11 responders and survivors. Turley Hansen has represented many claimants with leukemia since cancer was added to the list of illnesses covered under the Zadroga Act.
Leukemia begins in cells in the bone marrow. Over time, the leukemia cancer cells suppress the development of normal cells. There are different types of leukemia, and the rate at which leukemia develops and how the cells replace the normal blood and marrow cells are different with each type of leukemia. Types of leukemia include:
- Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
- Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
- Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
- Hairy cell leukemia (HCL)
- Large granular lymphocytic leukemia (LGL)
- Read Survivor Leukemia Stories of Hope here.
- Read more about leukemia from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society here.
Should you have questions about medical care or an award for Leukemia blood cancer from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, please call us at 1-855-982-4636.