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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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