9/11 Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid cancer is one of the most common 9/11 cancers among responders, downtown workers and residents. Turley Hansen represents many clients with thyroid cancer before the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.
Thyroid cancer starts in the thyroid gland which is near the “Adam’s Apple” in the neck. The thyroid gland makes thyroid hormones that travel through the blood to all parts of the body. Thyroid hormones affect your metabolism rate, which means how fast or slow your brain, heart, muscles, liver, and other parts of your body work.
The main types of thyroid cancer are:
- Differentiated (the most common, including including papillary, follicular and Hṻrthle cell);
- Anaplastic (an aggressive undifferentiated tumor).
Treatment may consist of Surgery, Radioactive iodine treatment, Thyroid hormone therapy, External beam radiation therapy, Chemotherapy and /or Targeted therapy (including Kinase inhibitors and Anti-angiogenesis drugs).
- Read Thyroid Cancer Stories of Hope from Survivors here.
- Learn more about Thyroid Cancer from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center here.
Should you have questions about medical care or an award for thyroid cancer from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, please call us at 1-855-982-4636.