Almost 10K Have 9/11 Cancer

The World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) reports that close to 10,000 first responders, residents, students, area workers and others who were exposed to the toxins in the air following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks have been diagnosed with cancer that is considered 9/11-related.

Since the WTCHP began tracking 9/11 cancer in 2013, the number of cancer patients has increased rapidly.

We get these referrals 15 to 20 times a week
— Michael Crane, Medical Director of the WTCHP at Mount Sinai

Of the 1,700 first responders and downtown residents, students and workers who have died from 9/11-related illnesses since September 11, 2001, 420 have been due to 9/11 cancer.

Photo source @9/11WTCPhoto via Flickr

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