9/11 Lung Cancer
Lung cancer is one of the most common 9/11 related cancers that first responders, cleaners, downtown residents and workers are diagnosed with. Turley Hansen & Rosasc has represented many clients with lung cancer before the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. Our office recently won a $2.1 million death claim for a police officer who died of 9/11 related lung cancer.
Types of Lung Cancer
There are three main types of lung cancer. Knowing which type you have is important because it affects your treatment options and your prognosis. The main types of lung cancer are:
- Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer – This is the most common type of lung cancer. About 85% of lung cancers are non-small cell lung cancers. Squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, and large cell carcinoma are all sub-types of non-small cell lung cancer.
- Small Cell Lung Cancer – Small cell lung cancer is also called oat cell cancer. About 10%-15% of lung cancers are small cell lung cancers. This type of lung cancer tends to spread quickly.
- Lung Carcinoid Tumor – Fewer than 5% of lung cancers are lung carcinoid tumors. They are also sometimes called lung neuroendocrine tumors. Most of these tumors grow slowly and rarely spread.
Medical Care and Compensation for 9/11 Related Lung Cancer
Lung cancer treatment for 9/11 survivors has improved tremendously in the last few years – giving patients hope and extending lives. Less invasive surgeries produce much quicker healing. Top cancer medical centers are saving lives of 9/11 lung cancer patients everyday.
- Read stories of hope from lung cancer survivors here.
- See here for more info on lung cancer treatment.
Should you have questions about medical care or 9/11 cancer compensation, please call us at 1-855-982-4636.