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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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9/11 WTC Dust Exposure and Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer at a Glance Prostate cancer results from the abnormal growth of cells in the prostate.  The prostate is a gland in the male reproductive system located just below the bladder.  As the prostate gets bigger, it may block the flow of urine from the bladder and lead to problems with sexual function. Prostate cancer […]

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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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