9-11 First Responders Receive Help With Cancer Treatments
POSTED: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 8:32am
UPDATED: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 8:32am
First responders at the World Trade Center who helped during the September 11th attacks will be able to get treatment for more than 50 types of cancer.
Federal Health Officials have announced that responders exposed to toxins from the wreckage will be covered under the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. Volunteers and survivors who meet certain qualifications will also be eligible for coverage. Originally, cancer was not covered by the $4.2 billion health fund. Now, there are 58 types of cancer added to the list.