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9/11 Uterine/Endometrial Cancer Victims Will Soon Be Entitled to Compensation from Victim Compensation Fund

Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer at a Glance Uterine cancer is the growth of abnormal cells in the uterus and is the 4th most common cancer in women in the United States. Uterine cancer is frequently is called endometrial cancer because more than 90% of cases involve the endometrium, the lining of the uterus. Uterine Cancer to […]

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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 Related Autoimmune Diseases: Still No Coverage

A few months ago, we reported on a study, published by Arthritis and Rheumatology, which showed that 9/11 rescue and recovery workers are 13% more likely to develop an autoimmune disorder—most commonly rheumatoid arthritis—for each month he or she worked on the pile. To read our coverage of this information click here. Since that time, the […]

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Thousands of 9/11 First Responders Diagnosed with Cancer

According to the federal government, 3,700 9/11 first responders and victims have 9/11-related cancer. Many cancers are more likely among Ground Zero responders, including thyroid, prostate, and blood cancers, and many 9/11 first responders have multiple cancers or conditions. The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) has been hit particularly hard. Over 1,000 FDNY responders […]

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70,000 Victims Helped by WTC Health Program

The World Trade Center Health Program, which provides medical treatment to 9/11 first responders and survivors, now provides treatment to over 70,000 people. Between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2015, 3,600 people started receiving healthcare from the WTC Health Program, and 8,000 people were found eligible to receive often life-saving medical treatment. While nearly […]

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9/11 Victims Sick in Every State

Thousands of 9/11 victims who were exposed to the dust and smoking debris in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks are now suffering from 9/11 related conditions and cancers. According to new statistics, there are 9/11 victims suffering in every single state in the U.S.  This information highlights the fact that the re-authorization of the Zadroga Act […]

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Deceased 9/11 First Responder Claims: Where are they?

Some 1,000 deaths have been linked to illnesses caused by toxic dust and smoke issuing from Ground Zero in the aftermath of 9/11. Last year, three 9/11 first responder firefighters died on the same day from cancer.  Our office hears frequent accounts about individuals dying from cancer because they were exposed to these toxins on […]

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9/11 Fund to September 11 Survivors: File Your Claims ASAP

While the final October 3, 2016 deadline for all 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) claims is over a year away, the VCF is encouraging September 11 survivors to file their claims well in advance of this deadline. October 3, 2016 is the final deadline for all materials, including registration, eligibility, and compensation information, to be […]

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9/11 Rescue and Recovery Workers and Autoimmune Diseases

Asthma, COPD, cancers…now autoimmune diseases. A new study from medical journal Arthritis and Rheumatology noted an increased risk of autoimmune diseases among 9/11 rescue and recovery workers. Many are aware that fire fighters and other responders are more likely to develop asthma and/or cancer due to their exposure to the toxic dust and smoke while […]

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