Zadroga Act • WTC Health Program • Victim Compensation Fund
WTC Health Program to Consider Covering Uterine Cancer
9/11 first responders and survivors who develop uterine cancer as a result of their exposure to Ground Zero toxins could become eligible for free health care and compensation from the World Trade Center Health Program and the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF).
The health program’s Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee recently voted to study whether Ground Zero toxins are “substantially likely” to contribute to uterine cancer.
A bipartisan group in the U.S. House of Representatives, led by Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill of New Jersey, had urged the health program to expedite their decision to study uterine cancer.
Uterine cancer remains the most common gynecologic cancer in the United States, with more than 65,000 people diagnosed each year.
Barasch & McGarry has advocated for both the WTC Health Program and 9/11 VCF to include uterine cancer, in addition to other chronic conditions common in the 9/11 community such as autoimmune diseases and heart ailments.
If you were there in Lower Manhattan on or after 9/11, we urge you to register with the WTC Health Program and the VCF – even if you are currently healthy.
By registering, you protect your right to access free health care and register a claim with the Victim Compensation Fund in the future.
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