Feds add prostate cancer to list of 9/11 health-related conditions

By Corinne Lestch New York Daily News

Prostate cancer has been added to the list of World Trade Center-related health conditions.

The federal Department of Health and Human Services added the cancer to its register Thursday after being petitioned by the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, the city police officers union.

The union cited a scientific study that found a 17% greater than expected rate of prostate cancer among first responders.

The addition will cost the WTC Health Program an estimated $3 million to $6 million a year.

“It’s a minor victory for the 9/11 community and a huge victory for those with prostate cancer,” said John Feal, who advocated for the Zadroga 9/11 health bill, named for NYPD officer James Zadroga, who died of respiratory problems following his rescue efforts at Ground Zero.

This entry was posted in Health Issues. Bookmark the permalink.
  • One World Observatory

    Learn more about the One World Observatory complimentary ticket program.

  • Categories

  • From the Newsletter

  • Upcoming Events

    1. Funeral for FF Christopher A. Slutman, L/27

      April 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    2. OTTS Garage Teen Center Fish Fry – Merrill, WI

      April 26 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    3. JR’s Angels’ Bowling Night Fundraiser and Food Drive

      April 27 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    4. 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s 5-K Run/Walk & Community Day

      April 28 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    5. Matt’s Run, Honoring FDNY Lt. Gordon “Matt” Ambelas

      April 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm