Diagnoses of 9/11-linked cancers have tripled in less than 3 years

As of June 30 of this year, 5,441 people enrolled in the World Trade Center Health Program  — those who worked during the recovery efforts at the site, survivors of the attacks and lower Manhattan residents — have been diagnosed with 6,378 separate cancers, with some of them struck by more than one type of cancer, reported Susan Edelman in the New York Post.

By contrast, there were 1,822 cancer patients in the group in January of 2014.

The cancers that are striking the September 11th community at noticeably higher rates than customarily seen are three blood cancers — leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma — along with prostate and thyroid cancers.

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