9/11 Stomach Cancer
Stomach cancer, also called gastric cancer, is a cancer that starts in the stomach. As a result of ingestion of 9/11 dust and toxins immediately after the terrorist attacks, 9/11 responders and survivors are at high risk for stomach cancer. Turley Hansen represents many clients with stomach cancer in claims before the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.
After food is chewed and swallowed, it enters the esophagus, a tube that carries food to the stomach. The stomach then holds food and starts to digest it by secreting gastric juice. The food and gastric juice are mixed and then emptied into the first part of the small intestine. Stomach cancer should not be confused with other cancers that can occur in the abdomen, like cancer of the colon, liver, pancreas, or small intestine.
The main treatments for stomach cancer are:
- Targeted therapy
- Radiation therapy
- Targeted drugs
- Read inspiring stories about stomach cancer survivors here.
- Learn more about stomach cancer from the National Cancer Institute here.
Should you have questions about medical care or an award for stomach cancer from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, please call us at 1-855-982-4636.