9/11 Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer is seen too often among 9/11 responders and survivors. Unfortunately, pancreatic cancer is also one of the cancers with the highest mortality rate. Turley Hansen has represented a number of 9/11 victims with pancreatic cancer.
The pancreas is a organ that is located in the abdomen. It is part of the digestive system and produces important enzymes and hormones that help break down foods. The pancreas also produces the hormone insulin and secretes it into the bloodstream in order to regulate the body’s glucose or sugar level.
Depending on the type and stage of the pancreatic cancer and other factors, treatment options for people with pancreatic cancer can include:
- Ablation or embolization treatments
- Radiation therapy
- Chemotherapy and other drugs
- Targeted therapies, including anti-angiogenesis drugs
- Immune therapies
- Pain control
- Read inspiring stories of hope from pancreatic cancer survivors here.
- Learn more about pancreatic cancer from the Lustgarten Foundation here.
Should you have questions about medical care or an award for pancreatic cancer from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, please call us at 1-855-982-4636.