Which types of 9/11 cancer are the most prevalent?

In addition to the first responders and the workers and volunteers who worked on the cleanup of Ground Zero following September 11th, thousands of people who lived, worked and went to school in below Canal Street have developed cancer that may have been caused or exacerbated by the toxic dust and environment in lower Manhattan. If you have been diagnosed and you were in the exposure zone following 9/11, you may be entitled to compensation for your illness. 

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According to World Trade Center Health Program (as of June 30, 2107) the 9/11 cancers most often certified by the WTC Health Program are:

  • 2127

    Skin (Non-Melanoma)

  • 1289

    Prostate

  • 463

    Skin (Melanoma)

  • 312

    Lymphoma

  • 282

    Thyroid

  • 247

    Leukemia

  • 243

    Breast

  • 220

    Colon

  • 208

    Kidney

  • 208

    Bladder

  • 156

    Lung

  • 94

    Myeloma

  • 78

    Oopharynx

  • 68

    Tonsil

  • 60

    Rectum


Have you been diagnosed with – or suspect you might have – an eligible type of cancer?

Talk to a member of the Kreindler 9/11 VCF team for answers about diagnosis and eligibility, as well as next steps for making a claim against the WTC compensation fund. There is no obligation or cost for an initial consultation. In fact, you pay nothing at all unless your claim is successful.

What are the deadlines for making a claim for compensation? Learn More.