Only weeks ago, the anniversary of 9/11 passed. Many first responders made the ultimate sacrifice in order to help those in need. What they didn’t know at the time is how much it could impact them later on in life.

What to Do If You Think Your Oral Cancer was Caused by 9/11

Now, the intelligent researchers over at Rutgers University are investigating whether those involved in this terrible attack are at a greater risk for oral cancer, mouth cancer, and head cancer caused by 9/11. Even though the attack happened a long time ago, to this day, people are suffering the side effect of the attacks.

What you need to know

The Rutgers study has found a significant increase in head and neck cancer among the workers and volunteers who responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks that were carried out on the World Trade Center. The study saw that there are emerging risks that will require ongoing monitoring and treatment.

It was concluded that oral cancers pose the greatest risks to first responders who appear to have experienced a greater increase in tongue and throat cancers when compared to the general public. Oral cancers have a far lower survival risk when compared to cervical cancers.

It is said that researchers plan to utilize the tissue samples provided to them by the World Trade Center Biorepository. These samples were collected from all of the World Trade Center workers who were diagnosed with oral cancer. They then went forth and compared them to tissue samples of patients being treated for the disease at Newark’s University Hospital.

Dr Mark Einstein, co-researched and chair of Rutgers department of women’s health says HPV is very common, but cancers related to HPV are uncommon. Understanding the relationship between HPV and the development of oropharyngeal cancer is of critical importance so we can prevent and target this cancer better with novel therapies.”

Now, researchers are working to determine whether a higher incidence of tongue and throat cancer is due to respiratory exposure after the attack, or as a result of an HPV infection that weakens the body’s immune system. This information is said to be absolutely vital in the effort to create a clearer study in order to determine why these cancers are developing among the men and women who were exposed during the rescue, recovery, and cleanup efforts at the World Trade Center.

The Rutgers Study has already helped many people find the help they need.

What to do if you think your oral cancer was caused by 9/11

Every 9/11 victim out there deserves compensation for all that they have endured. If you think that your mouth cancer was caused by 9/11 or if you lived, worked, went to school, or volunteered in Lower Manhattan in the several months after 9/11, you may be eligible for compensation, as well as free lifetime health care and medical benefits.

The Victim Compensation Fund, also known as VCF, covers anyone who was present in the Exposure Zone on or after the 9/11 attacks. This includes residents, first responders, students, workers, and others in the area.

This can also include any workers who may have helped to haul away the debris or transport rubble. Choosing an attorney that specializes in this type of claim is the best way to achieve the compensation you truly deserve. An experienced 9/11 attorney will represent you to the best of their abilities to ensure that you can begin the process and achieve the ideal outcome.

The process involves multiple steps and red tape which can be made far easier with an attorney. It is best to have an attorney handle the process so you can focus on the things that really matter, like your health. With an experienced 9/11 on your side, you can rest easy knowing that you have all of the support you need to receive the benefits and compensation you need and deserve.

Navigating the legal hurdles of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund can become extremely frustrating and complicated at times. However, with Hansen & Rosasco in your corner, the process will become 1000x easier. Their goal is to remove the legal burden for you completely.

They have long assisted survivors and their families through some of their darkest times. They are very familiar with the entire process and can quickly push your application through. Hansen & Rosasco will work to get the best VCF payments possible in order to make sure you receive the free healthcare needed from the World Trade Center Health Program.

The bottom line

9/11 was a scary time for many people. However, the torment didn’t end there. Many people are living with the effects of 9/11 even now.

If you feel as if your oral cancer was caused by 9/11, contact the intelligent team over at Hansen & Rosasco today to receive the compensation you’re entitled to.

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Elyn Jacobs

Elyn Jacobs is a breast cancer survivor and holistic cancer strategist who helps people make better, healthier, non-toxic choices. She