9/11’s Second Wave: Cancer and Other Diseases Linked to the 2001 Attacks Are Surging

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Leah McGrath Goodman reports for Newsweek:

Image result for 9/11’s Second Wave: Cancer and Other Diseases Linked to the 2001 Attacks Are Surging[…] Placido Perez is one of the thousands fighting deadly diseases as a result of exposure to Ground Zero. Doctors with the World Trade Center Health Program, which the federal government created in the aftermath of the attacks, have linked nearly 70 types of cancer to Ground Zero. Many people have fallen victim to cancers their doctors say are rare, aggressive and particularly hard to treat. “The diseases stemming from the World Trade Center attacks include almost all lung diseases, almost all cancers—such as issues of the upper airways, gastroesophageal acid reflux disease, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, panic and adjustment disorders,” says Dr. David Prezant, co-director for the Fire Department of the City of New York’s World Trade Center Medical Monitoring Program.

With the exception of the Civil War battle of Antietam, more American lives were lost on September 11, 2001, than on any other day…

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2 thoughts on “9/11’s Second Wave: Cancer and Other Diseases Linked to the 2001 Attacks Are Surging

  1. You should go get checked out, LT! How close were you to “ground zero”, when you were there those ten days?

    My stepson was a student at Cooper Union at the time. And he and his fellow students stood on the roof of the school as the towers collapsed. But he is well, and shows no signs of illness.

    Actually, I have many old musician friends who were in NYC that day, but we don’t keep in touch.

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