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  • Zadroga ActVictim Compensation FundWTC Health Program

    Get the Facts on Esophageal Cancer and Barrett’s Esophagus

    By Michael Barasch

    The 9/11 community has an elevated risk of developing many respiratory diseases and 68 different types of cancer — including esophageal cancer, as well as Barrett’s esophagus which could precede esophageal cancer. Barrett’s esophagus occurs when the esophagus becomes damaged by acid reflux, causing the lining to thicken and become red. The condition results from […]

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  • Zadroga ActVictim Compensation FundWTC Health Program

    New Treatment Shows Promise Fighting Esophageal Cancer

    By Michael Barasch

    Nearly 500,000 people, including first responders, downtown office workers, residents, and students and teachers, were exposed to Ground Zero toxins after 9/11 and have a higher risk of developing respiratory disease and 68 different types of cancer, including esophageal cancer. Though relatively uncommon in the general population, the 9/11 community has been disproportionately impacted by […]

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