- WTC Health Program has 5,441 people with 6,378 separate cancers
- In 2014 it had 1,822, out of the total 48,000 people on its books
- Dust and smoke from 9/11 attacks has been linked to 50 types of cancer
- One firefighter said he often sees 10-15 responders at his cancer hospital
- The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund made its first cancer payout in 2013
The number of 9/11 responders and others on the scene who have been diagnosed with cancer has tripled in less than three years, it has emerged.
In January 2014 the number of people in the WTC Health Program with cancer was just 1,822. Now it’s a massive 5,441, with 6,378 separate cancers recorded.
‘It’s been steady for at least the last year and a half – we’re seeing new people here being certified for cancer 10-15 times week. That’s every week,’ Dr Michael Crane, medical director of the program, told the NY Post.