Over 1100 WTC 9/11 first responders have cancer — and doctors say that number will grow


Bild: NYDailyNews/Todd Maisel
Bild: NYDailyNews/Todd Maisel

„Sadly enough, I am here just two months, and I have identified a dozen new cancer cases, and I have another 25 patients whose diagnostic test results are pending,“ says Tina Engel, an oncology nurse at North Shore Hospital’s World Trade Center clinic in Queens, NY.

Heidi Evans – New York Daily News

The „C“ word has been every World Trade Center responder’s nightmare — and for good reason.

Cancer has become a reality for more than 1,000 men and women who sacrificed their health at Ground Zero — and the number is expected to grow.

„You get a lump in your throat when you first have to tell your wife,“ said NYPD Detective Amadeo Pulley, 47, who was diagnosed with kidney cancer in May. „But I told my family and two kids I’m gonna be fine. We will get through this.“

As New York and the nation approach the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attack, a Mount Sinai Medical Center study found a 15% higher cancer rate among 9/11 responders than among people not exposed to the Ground Zero toxins.

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