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WTC Cancer Claims Only Expected to Rise

On September 11th, 2001, America experienced a shocking tragedy when terrorists flew planes into the World Trade Center in New York City. Thousands responded to the scene of the tragedy to help rescue those rescued under the rubble or to help clean up the nearby roadways. Now, over 10 years later, many of those individuals that rushed to help are being diagnosed with various types of cancer as a result. According to the New York Daily News, over 1,140 responders have been diagnosed with WTC cancers.

This is because there were dangerous toxins from the collapsed structures at the time of the accident, and many responders inhaled these toxic chemicals or gases. Researchers say that the numbers of WTC cancer patients is only expected to grow in the future. The Mount Sinai Medical Center recently conducted a study on this subject and discovered that there is a 15% cancer rate among 9/11 responders than among those that were not exposed to the toxins at Ground Zero.

Mount Sinai collected data and came up with the following count for individuals that have been diagnosed with cancers after serving at the Ground Zero site. The most common type of cancer is nonmelanoma skin cancer, and 156 individuals have been diagnosed with this illness. Another 117 have been diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer, and 112 victims have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Another 97 individuals have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and 76 have been diagnosed with leukemia. 72 WTC responders have been diagnosed with lung cancer, 68 with kidney cancer, 62 with bladder cancer, 61 with colon cancer, and 55 with breast cancer. If you want more information about WTC cancer claims, then you need to talk to a New York City personal injury attorney today! At Greenberg & Stein we can represent you in your WTC claim and you may be able to get financial assistance to help cover your medical bills!