Thyroid Cancer at a Glance
The thyroid is a gland at the base of the throat that is responsible for regulating hormones, blood pressure, body temperature, and weight. There are four types of thyroid cancer: papillary (most common), follicular, medullary, and anaplastic.
9/11 WTC Rescue, Recovery, and Cleanup Exposure Increases Thyroid Cancer Risk
First responders, office workers, downtown residents and other persons exposed to 9/11 dust and toxic fumes, who were subsequently
diagnosed with thyroid cancer, may be eligible for financial compensation from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. Financial compensation includes awards for pain and suffering, lost wages, and unreimbursed medical expenses.
Thyroid cancer is a 9/11-related eligible condition because of the alarmingly high incidence of thyroid cancer among police, firefighters, and volunteers who worked in the rescue, recovery and cleanup efforts in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. In a 2011 study, authors Zeig-Owens found the incidence rate of thyroid cancer among WTC responders was 239% higher than in a similar but unexposed population. This was significant enough for the World Trade Center Health Program to add thyroid cancer to the WTC-related conditions. (Despite a lack of strong correlational evidence between the contaminants discovered at Ground Zero and thyroid cancer.)
As of June 30, 2016, there are 299 individuals (232 WTC responders and 67 survivors) certified for thyroid cancer treatment by the WTC Health Program.
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Borri Law Offices has more than 20 years’ experience with cancer cases. It has collected millions of dollars of awards for 9/11 responders, office workers, and residents stricken with cancer. If you or a loved one has cancer or recently passed away of cancer, you may be entitled to compensation.
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