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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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More Time to Claim Compensation for 9/11 Cancers

The September 11 Victim Compensation Fund has been extended for five years (until 2020) and fully funded, allowing cancer victims exposed to dust, debris and fumes in the months following the 9/11 terrorist attacks to obtain financial compensation for their injuries, medical expenses and lost wages. With the extension of the Fund, victims typically have […]

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More than 50% of Fund Already Awarded to 9/11 Survivors and Victims

On September 9th, the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund released new statistics on compensation awards for 9/11 survivors and victims with 9/11 related conditions and cancers. The fund has now issued compensation awards totaling approximately $1.4 billion, which is more than 50% of the total money in the fund set up for 9/11 survivors and victims ($2.7 billion). […]

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“Dust Lady” Dies From 9/11 Related Cancer

Marcy Borders, the subject of a famous photograph taken right after the collapse of the first WTC tower, has died from a 9/11 related cancer. She was 42 years old. Marcy’s story is heartbreakingly common. An office worker in one of the towers on the morning of 9/11 she fled the building and was caught in the huge dust cloud […]

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9/11 Responders and Clean Up Workers Call For Extension of the Zadroga Act

9/11 responders and clean up workers

9/11 Responders and Doctors Say Programs Must Continue Today, advocates for 9/11 responders and clean up workers released an emotional new video calling for the extension of the Zadroga Act. The Zadroga Act–which provides medical treatment and compensation for those who were exposed to high levels of dust and smoke in the aftermath of 9/11–is […]

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ATF Officer and 9/11 Responder Dies of Rare Cancer

911 Cancer Fund attorneys report that a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agent died last week from a 9/11 related cancer. Special Agent William Sheldon, Jr., ATF agent and 9/11 responder, died at the age of 47 after a year long battle with a rare cancer. First Responders and 9/11 Related Cancers On […]

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Prostate Cancer, Treatment, and the 9/11 Cancer Fund

Prostate cancer was added to the list of covered cancers eligible for treatment by the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) in October 2013 and also for compensation by the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (sometimes called the 911 Cancer Fund).  Prostate cancer and other 9/11 related cancers and conditions have been prevalent among first responders […]

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Mt. Sinai Researchers Study Link Between 9/11 Exposure, Heart and Kidney Disease

911 Cancer Fund lawyers and advocates were interested to learn that researchers have received $1.1 million from the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) to investigate the link between inhalation of toxic dust and smoke on 9/11 and kidney and heart disease among first responders.  The WTCHP, established by the Zadroga Act, treats many responders […]

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9/11 Cancer Fund OKs $804 Million in Payments

The Special Master of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (sometimes called the 911 Cancer Fund) announced this week that over $804 million in compensation has been authorized to over 3,000 claimants. The Special Master, Sheila Birnbaum, was picked to help administer the 9/11 fund established by the Zadroga Act.  The 911 Cancer Fund gives money awards to individuals […]

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