Author Archive | Alex Viner

9/11 World Trade Center Thyroid Cancer Victims Entitled to Compensation

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, […]

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9/11 Bladder Cancer Victims Entitled to Compensation

Bladder Cancer at a Glance The bladder is a hollow organ in the lower abdomen that stores urine until the body releases it.  There are three types of bladder cancer – transitional cell carcinoma (the most common), squamous cell carcinoma, and adenocarcinoma (the least common). The most common signs of bladder cancer are severe pain […]

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WTC-Exposure Causes Damage To Lung Function

Poorer Lung Function in WTC-Exposed Firefighters A recent study of 10,461 Fire Department of the City of New York firefighters who served as first responders during 9/11 revealed a substantial decrease in lung function over the span of 13 years. Researchers found that lung function declined about 10% on average, with little to no long-term recovery.  […]

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