9/11 Cancers Eligible for Compensation – A List

The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund provides compensation to responders, downtown office workers, downtown residents, students and other victims suffering cancers due to exposure to the toxic dust and fumes in the months following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

Below is a list of the more than 70 cancers covered by the Fund. In addition, the Fund covers many “rare cancers” that are not all listed by name and all “childhood cancers.”

If you’re unsure whether you or a loved one have a cancer eligible for compensation, our 9/11 Cancer Fund lawyers can help you determine the type of cancer you have, whether it is a 9/11 compensation-eligible cancer and whether you are entitled to compensation.

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Head & Neck Cancers
• Malignant neoplasm of lip
• Malignant neoplasm of base of tongue
• Malignant neoplasm of other and unspecified parts of tongue
• Malignant neoplasm of parotid gland
• Malignant neoplasm of other and unspecified major salivary glands
• Malignant neoplasm of floor of mouth
• Malignant neoplasm of gum
• Malignant neoplasm of gum
• Malignant neoplasm of palate
• Malignant neoplasm of other and unspecified parts of mouth
• Malignant neoplasm of tonsil
• Malignant neoplasm of oropharynx
• Malignant neoplasm of nasopharynx
• Malignant neoplasm of piriform sinus
• Malignant neoplasm of hypopharynx
• Malignant neoplasm of other and ill-defined conditions in the lip, oral cavity and pharynx
• Malignant neoplasms of nasal cavity
• Malignant neoplasm of accessory sinuses
• Malignant neoplasm of the larynx

Mesothelioma

Prostate Cancer

Soft Tissue Cancers
• Malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerves and autonomic nervous system
• Malignant neoplasm of other connective and soft tissue

Skin Cancer (Non Melanoma)
• Other malignant neoplasms of skin
• Scrotum

Melanoma
• Malignant melanoma of skin

Digestive System Cancers
• Malignant neoplasm of the esophagus
• Malignant neoplasm of the stomach
• Malignant neoplasm of the colon
• Malignant neoplasm of rectosigmoid junction
• Malignant neoplasm of the rectum
• Malignant neoplasm of other and ill-defined digestive organs
• Malignant neoplasm of the liver and intrahepatic bile ducts
• Malignant neoplasms of retroperitoneum and peritoneum

Respiratory System Cancers
• Malignant neoplasms of the trachea
• Malignant neoplasm of bronchus and lung
• Malignant neoplasm of heart, mediastinum and pleura
• Malignant neoplasm of other and ill-defined sites in the respiratory system and intrathoracic organs

Female Reproductive Organs Cancers
• Malignant neoplasm of ovary

Breast Cancer
• Malignant neoplasm of breast

Urinary System Cancers
• Malignant neoplasm of bladder
• Malignant neoplasm of the kidney except renal pelvis
• Malignant neoplasm of renal pelvis
• Malignant neoplasm of ureter
• Malignant neoplasm of other and
• unspecified urinary organs

Eye & Orbit Cancers
• Malignant neoplasms of eye and adnexa

Thyroid Cancer
• Malignant neoplasm of thyroid gland

Blood & Lymphoid Tissue Cancers
• Hodgkin’s disease
• Follicular (nodular) non-Hodgkin lymphoma
• Diffuse non-Hodgkin lymphoma
• Peripheral and cutaneous T-cell lymphomas
• Other and unspecified types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma
• Malignant immunoproliferative diseases
• Multiple myeloma and malignant plasma cell neoplasms
• Lymphoid leukemia
• Myeloid leukemia
• Monocytic leukemia
• Other leukemias of specified cell type
• Leukemia of unspecified cell type
• Myeloid malignancies
• Other and unspecified malignant neoplasms of lymphoid, hematopoietic and related tissue

Rare Cancers – defined as “any type of cancer that occurs in less than 15 cases per 100,000 persons per year in the United States.” Some examples of cancer that meet the “rare cancer” definition include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Malignant neoplasm of the testis and penis
• Neuroendocrine malignancies
• Malignant neoplasm of the male breast
• Malignant neoplasm of the gallbladder/biliary tract
• Malignant neoplasm of the small intestine
• Malignant neoplasm of the thymus
• Malignant neoplasm of the central nervous system
• Malignant neoplasm of the adrenal gland
• Gastrointestinal stromal malignancies
• Malignant neoplasm of the bone and articular cartilage
• Malignant neoplasm of the placenta
• Malignant neoplasm of the vulva, vagina, and cervix uteri (invasive only)
• Myeloid neoplasms

Childhood Cancers – defined as “any type of cancer diagnosed in a person less than 20 years of age.”