In the last few days, a study was published about the health care issues of those who survived or worked in the recovery efforts following the attacks on September 11th.
The study, conducted from 2001 to 2008 by researchers associated with the WTC Health Program, found a 15 percent overall increased risk of cancer. Their findings validate what we in the 9/11 community have long believed about the incidence of cancer among responders and survivors.
Voices of September 11th has been working with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to help inform responders and survivors about the medical and mental health care available through the WTC Health Program. The program provides services for responders, workers, and volunteers who helped with rescue, recovery, and the cleanup effort at the World Trade Center and related sites in New York City. It also provides similar services for survivors who lived, worked or went to school in the "New York City Disaster Area".
If you were a responder, worker or volunteer who helped with rescue, recovery and cleanup effort, or if you are a survivor, who lived, worked or attended school in the area - we encourage you to learn more about what the program offers. The Voices of September 11th website
includes a comprehensive summary, application forms and recent news articles. Our staff is available to answer your questions and assist you in filling out the forms. Contact us at WTCHP@voicesofsept11.org
or call our toll-free help line at 855-709-0100. Please feel free to forward this information to others who may be interested in the program.
Visit our website for more information at voicesofseptember11.org