9/11 Thyroid Cancer is Eligible for Benefits
First responders and rescue and recovery workers were exposed to toxins and hazardous debris during the World Trade Center attacks and in the aftermath of 9/11. A recent publication of a 10-year study found that the risk of thyroid cancer more than doubled for September 11th responders compared to the general population. If you or a loved one is suffering, contact a 9/11 thyroid cancer lawyer for more information about available benefits.
What is Thyroid Cancer?
Thyroid cancer occurs in cells of the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is located in the neck, and produces hormones to regulate the body, including the metabolism, heart rate, blood pressure and calcium use. The thyroid can undergo a number of changes, both in physical size and shape and in regard to hormone production. While these changes impact the body, not all are the result of cancer. Benign thyroid tumors may develop, but should be monitored to make sure the changes are not a result of thyroid cancer.
It can be difficult to recognize the symptoms of thyroid cancer since symptoms such as weight gain or loss and fatigue can be associated with a number of ailments, or could be the result of benign thyroid problems. Medical testing is needed to diagnose thyroid cancer and distinguish thyroid cancer from benign disorders. The main categories of thyroid cancer are:
- Differentiated, including papillary and follicular cancers
The most common types of thyroid cancer are in the differentiated category, primarily papillary and follicular. Differentiated thyroid cancers typically have good prognoses and do not spread quickly to other parts of the body. Patients with differentiated thyroid cancers often have very good survival rates with treatment. Unfortunately, medullary and anaplastic thyroid cancers, while not as common as differentiated thyroid cancers, have poor prognoses. These aggressive forms of thyroid cancer spread quickly and severely.
Treatment for Thyroid Cancer
Treatment for thyroid cancers can involve removal of thyroid and surrounding impacted lymph nodes and tissues, iodine treatments, and targeted thyroid cancer therapies. Hormone replacement medication will be needed to compensate for the loss of the thyroid and its hormone functions. The patient will require ongoing monitoring to ensure the medication continues to work as expected.
Contact a 9/11 Thyroid Cancer Lawyer to Learn Your Eligibility
For more information about the benefits available related to 9/11 thyroid cancer, please 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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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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