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9/11 Reproductive Cancer Compensation

September 11th left several survivors to face cancers as a result of being near the World Trade Center, not only on September 11th but also and during the recovery period following this tragedy. The toxins released during the attack as well as environmental hazards have been linked to cancer in survivors. Cancer is an abnormal growth of cells that result in disease in the body, including the reproductive organs. If you or a loved one suffer from reproductive organ cancer after 9/11, contact a 9/11 attorney at Pitta & Baione to discuss your eligibility under the Victim Compensation Fund.

Covered Reproductive Organ Cancer

Primarily, the category of reproductive organ cancer covered by Victim Compensation Fund as categorized by the World Trade Center Health Program is ovarian cancer in women. Ovarian cancer is difficult to diagnose during early stages of the disease, and as a result has a higher fatality rate than other cancers. Treatment of ovarian cancer is extensive.

Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

Symptoms of ovarian cancer are imprecise. This is in part due to the fact that the ovaries are very small organs and contained well within the abdomen. Some possible symptoms of ovarian cancer are:

  • Bloating
  • Pelvic or abdominal pain
  • Feeling the need to urinate urgently or often
  • Fatigue
  • Upset stomach or heartburn
  • Back pain
  • Pain during sex
  • Constipation
  • Menstrual changes

Since these symptoms are often associated with other ailments, signs of ovarian cancer are not often investigated early as a link to cancer. Diagnosing ovarian cancer requires additional tests and screening from a medical care provider. Ovarian Cancer is often diagnosed in later stages after the disease has advanced. If any of these symptoms are ongoing, you should seek advice from a medical care provider. 

Treating Ovarian Cancer

Most cases of ovarian cancer require surgery to remove the cancer, and often will require a series of surgeries. As with other cancers, chemotherapy and radiation may be used to destroy cancer cells and shrink tumors. In addition, the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition explores the use of complementary therapies to improve patients’ quality of life and reduce symptoms as patients undergo conventional treatment. Some of these complementary therapies are:

  • Acupuncture 
  • Aromatherapy
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Meditation
  • Qi Gong
  • Stress Reduction
  • Yoga
  • Tai Chi

All treatment plans should be developed under a medical professional’s care.

Contact a September 11th Lawyer to Discuss Your Eligibility for Benefits

If you or a loved one suffer from reproductive organ cancer related to exposure from September 11th, contact a 9/11 lawyer at Pitta & Baione by completing our online contact form or calling us at 844-982-2667.

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