9/11 Colon Cancer Claims in September 11th Survivors
After the attack on September 11th, many people living and working in the area continued to suffer as they lost loved ones or suffered illness and disease in the aftermath. In response to this suffering, the World Trade Center Health Program was created to help in recovery efforts for those with continued suffering due to illness from the attacks. If you or a loved one suffer from colon cancer, it is advisable to reach out to a 9/11 colon cancer attorney from Pitta & Baione to discuss your claim under the program. You and your family may be eligible for compensation.
Understanding the Risks for Colon Cancer
Colon cancer has many risk factors and potential causes. Some of these risk factors that 9/11 survivors may have more exposure to include:
- Exposure to chemicals or radiation
- Sedentary lifestyle (suffering from and recovering from other disease or illness)
- Radiation from treating other cancers
- Inflammatory illnesses
Additional risks include smoking, alcohol use, diet, and obesity.
Symptoms of 9/11 Colon Cancer
Symptoms of colon cancer are more directly related to the affected area than some other diseases, due to location, but still can vary based on how advanced the cancer is and where it is specifically located within the colon. Some common symptoms of colon cancer are:
- Changes in bowel movements, including constipation or diarrhea
- Blood in the stool
- Constant cramps and abdominal pain
Diagnosing Colon Cancer as a Result of 9/11
Diagnosing colon cancer usually involves a colonoscopy, in which a camera and tube will go through the colon looking for suspicious areas of the colon. If there are polyps or other areas of concern, the doctor is able to take a biopsy for additional testing. Blood tests can also confirm a diagnosis for colon cancer.
Treatment for Colon Cancer
Treatment for colon cancer varies depending on when the cancer is identified and how much cancer is present. If the cancer is found early, the cancerous tissues can be removed during a colonoscopy or with minor surgery. As the cancer grows, surgery to remove the cancer is more invasive. In more advanced cases, parts of the colon may need to be removed completely, as well as the need for a colostomy in which a hole is made in the abdomen to allow waste to leave the body. A colostomy bag can be temporary or permanent.
Contact a 9/11 Colon Cancer Lawyer
Colon cancer is a serious diagnosis, but you do not have to suffer alone. If you or a loved one suffer from colon cancer related to exposure from September 11th, contact a 9/11 colon cancer attorney at Pitta & Baione by completing our online contact form or calling us at 844-982-2667.
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Successfully represented an union carpenter who built temporary structures at Ground Zero as a 9/11 responder and later developed disabling 9/11 colon cancer.
Secured a favorable result for an area worker in Lower Manhattan who later developed 9/11 thyroid cancer.
Secured an expedited award for New York State Supreme Court employee who was disabled by 9/11 brain cancer.
Secured an expedited award for a New York City Department of Corrections corrections officer who served as a volunteer responder on 9/11 and later developed a disabling and rare 9/11 brain cancer.
Secured an expedited award for a former Lower Manhattan corporate executive who developed 9/11 breast cancer.
Secured a wrongful death claim on behalf of a union carpenter who worked on the 9/11 cleanup efforts at Ground Zero and was later diagnosed with 9/11 lung cancer.
Favorable result secured for an NYPD detective who responded to the attacks and later suffered from 9/11 brain cancer.
Secured a favorable result for a wrongful death claim on behalf of a TWU Local 100 MTA worker who participated in the 9/11 recovery efforts and later developed 9/11 lung cancer.
Secured a wrongful death award on behalf of a Lower Manhattan corporate executive who was diagnosed with 9/11 leukemia.
Secured an expedited award for a union carpenter who worked in Lower Manhattan after 9/11 and was later found disabled by 9/11 lung cancer.
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Secured an xpedited award for a DSNY sanitation worker who assisted in the 9/11 cleanup efforts at Ground Zero and was later diagnosed with 9/11 nasal cavity cancer.
Secured an expedited award for a Local 94 operating engineer who worked in Lower Manhattan after 9/11 and was later found disabled by 9/11 lung disease.
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