The Fire Department has found an abnormal rise in the cases of cancer among the firefighters who served at Ground Zero of World Trade Center during the 9/11 attack.
Rise in three blood cancers; leukemia, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and multiple myeloma and esophageal, prostate and thyroid cancers is reported among the workers. Recently, the lawsuits were filed by 10,000 WTC workers with cancers. The New York City settled the disputes of around 600 workers.
The Chief Medical Officer of Fire Department, Dr. David Prezant said that they have discussed the matter with members of a WTC medical monitoring committee last month. No details of the discussion were disclosed by him.
The spokesman of Fire Department said that the study is going on but no conclusion about the rising cancer rates have drawn.
Dr. David Prezant said that the researchers have compiled the medical record of workers for three years. President of the Firefighters Union, Steve Cassidy said that ten firefighters died in the last 15 weeks out of which seven were suffering from cancer. The complete report of the case is yet to be disclosed.
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