Cancers linked to 9/11 continue to surge
Cases of cancer related to 9/11 continue to be reported at increasingly high rates nearly 15 years since the attack.
The New York Post is reporting that from January 2014 to the end of June 2016, the number of patients diagnosed with cancer has about tripled from 1,822 to 5,441.
These and other health statistics are being tracked through enrollees of the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program.
According to the group's website, some of the most common cancers affecting responders and survivors involve the skin, prostate, lymphoma, and thyroid.
A total of 6,378 cancers have afflicted those enrolled in the program, with some members suffering from multiple types, notes CNN.
Dr. Michael Crane who is a medical director for the program acknowledges the increase in cases, telling the Post "...we're seeing new people here being certified for cancer 10 to 15 times week. That's every week."
Toxins in the dust clouds that arose after the attack have been blamed for the bulk of these diagnoses.
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