World Trade Center Health Program for cancer victims

Do you remember about 9/11 tragedy? There’s a treatment and compensation for victim on the day who were diagnosed with cancer after they inhaled toxic dust. There’s a fund established in 2010 to help victim that get cancer of the dust. WTC Health Program’s Scientific/Techical Advisory Commite has add dozens of cancers to the coverage list in June.
The tragedy contaminated the nearby air with particles of glass, cement, asbestos, calcium carbonate, gypsum, other metal particles and other toxins. Exposure to the dust could contributed to the asthma, gastrointestinal problems and increased cancer risk especially for those who were on the site immediately after the attack. In the attack,pH of the dust was very high, meaning it was highly alkaline.
Asbestos could cause cancer and lung problems while other heavy metals can be toxic to the brain. About 40,000 Sept 11 responders and survivors receive monitoring and 20,000 get treatment for their illness as part of the Zadroga Act’s health program.
There’s full list of cancers in the program such as

Malignant neoplasms of the lip, tongue, salivary gland, floor of mouth, gum and other mouth, tonsil, oropharynx, hypopharynx, and other oral cavity and pharynx

Malignant neoplasm of the nasopharynx

Malignant neoplasms of the nose, nasal cavity, middle ear, and accessory sinuses

Malignant neoplasm of the larynx

Malignant neoplasm of the esophagus

Malignant neoplasm of the stomach

Malignant neoplasm of the colon and rectum

Malignant neoplasm of the liver and intrahepatic bile duct

Malignant neoplasms of the retroperitoneum and peritoneum, omentum, and mesentery 6

Malignant neoplasms of the trachea; bronchus and lung; heart, mediastinum and pleura; and other ill-defined sites in the respiratory system and intrathoracic organs


Malignant neoplasms of the soft tissues (sarcomas)

Malignant neoplasms of the skin (melanoma and nonmelanoma), including scrotal cancer

Malignant neoplasm of the breast

Malignant neoplasm of the ovary

Malignant neoplasm of the urinary bladder

Malignant neoplasm of the kidney

Malignant neoplasms of renal pelvis, ureter and other urinary organs

Malignant neoplasms of the eye and orbit

Malignant neoplasm of the thyroid

Malignant neoplasms of the blood and lymphoid tissues (including, but not limited to, lymphoma, leukemia, and myeloma)

Childhood cancers

Rare cancers

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Source :- ABCNews

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