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World Trade Center health panel takes first step to add uterine cancer to 9/11 diseases

Iris Udasin, MD

World Trade Center health panel takes first step to add uterine cancer to 9/11 diseases

For 9/11 responders and survivors exposed to a concoction of poisons that swirled around the World Trade Center, the exorbitant cost of lifesaving treatment for cancer can be covered by programs designed to support victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

But not so for uterine cancer.

This week, a key advisory panel took a key step toward securing coverage for uterine cancer — 90% of which is endometrial cancer. 

The World Trade Center Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee voted Wednesday to form a work group that will make a case for adding uterine cancer to 9/11 coverage.

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(Source: Nancy Cutler  Rockland/Westchester Journal News- Oct. 1, 2021)

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