Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, also known as NHL, is a cancer that starts in lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell. Lymphocytes are cells of the lymphatic system.
The lymphatic system works with other parts of your immune system to help your body fight infection and disease. The lymphatic system is made up of a network of lymph vessels, lymph nodes and the lymphatic organs. Lymph vessels carry lymph fluid, which contains lymphocytes and other white blood cells, antibodies and nutrients. Lymph nodes sit along the lymph vessels and filter lymph fluid. The lymphatic organs include the spleen, thymus, adenoids, tonsils and bone marrow.
Under the WTC Health Program covered non-Hodgkin lymphoma falls within Malignant Neoplasms (Blood and Lymphoid Tissue).
Financial Compensation – actual Kreindler 9/11 VCF client:
An actual example of a financial recovery for one of our 9/11 VCF clients diagnosed with non-Hodgkin cancer is $300,000 for an area worker who was suffering from Large B-Cell Lymphoma.
Every case is different. Your results may differ from those of previous clients based on the facts of your case, your diagnosis, the extent of your illness, the dates associated with your exposure and diagnosis and other factors. A member of the Kreindler 9/11 VCF team can discuss all of these factors with you.