9/11 WTC Cancer Sufferers: You Are Entitled To Treatment
If you have cancer and have had any connection to Ground Zero, toxins may have entered your system. That connection along with other guidelines could mean that any diagnosed cancer is the result of 9/11. As long as these circumstances exist, you may not need a medical opinion or medical records from a physician who is treating you to verify your claim.
The Zadroga Act of 2010 understands that people living with cancer have had issues with connecting their diagnoses with the events of 9/11 at the World Trade Center (WTC). Our records show that more than 3,700 responders and survivors of the WTC assault had the unfortunate, life-altering circumstance of receiving some form of cancer:
- Bladder cancer
- Breast cancer
- Colon cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Lung cancer
- Oropharynx cancer
- Non-melanoma skin cancers
- Prostate cancer
- Rectal cancer
- Skin melanoma
- Thyroid cancer
We regret to inform you that at least one survivor of 9/11, diagnosed with mesothelioma, has passed away. Mesothelioma is an asbestos-related condition that can lie dormant 10 to 50 years. Since asbestos is commonly known to have a direct link to lung cancer and mesothelioma, we can use information like this to consider the health conditions of 9/11 survivors and responders.
Health officials and scientists came together at Ground Zero, losing no time in testing the air that surrounded the area. They feared what dangers lurked for those breathing in this air. Testing revealed that the dust settling in after the ordeal contained:
- Calcium carbonate
- Glass fibers
- Other metal particles
Other life-threatening risks may still exist for many of those involved at Ground Zero. The continuation of serious conditions, such as cancer, will keep developing. Please, if you are a survivor or a responder of 9/11 and you have concerns regarding your health, medical treatment, and possible compensation, do not hesitate to speak with an attorney who specializes in the impact of 9/11; that attorney will make sure you receive the care and compensation you so deserve.
All who are WTC 9/11 victims, find out if you are entitled to compensation from the 9/11 victims compensation fund.