Rutgers researchers and caregivers have helped secure medical coverage and financial compensation for women exposed to Ground Zero who develop uterine cancer.
Uterine cancer will join most other cancers on the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program’s list of WTC-related health conditions.
Women who worked as responders at Ground Zero and those who lived or worked nearby will receive full coverage from the WTC Health Program for uterine cancer treatment. They also will be able to seek compensation from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF).
“This is really exciting because we have spent more than two years working to get this approved, and it will make a huge difference for the women who have developed this condition, the women who go on to develop this condition and all of their families,” said Iris Udasin, principal investigator for the WTC Health Program at Rutgers.
Source: Rutgers Today – https://www.rutgers.edu/news/rutgers-led-effort-gets-uterine-cancer-covered-wtc-health-program?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=rutgerstoday&utm_content=Health%20%26amp%3B%20Wellness – January 19, 2023
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