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MANY GROUND ZERO RESCUE WORKERS BATTLING CANCER YEARS LATER

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, April 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many of the rescue workers who flooded the ruins of the World Trade Center after 9/11 now face their own private battles for survival, a pair of new studies shows.

New York City Fire Department employees who worked at Ground Zero are expected to develop cancer[1] at a greater rate than their fellow New Yorkers over the next decade, the first study found.

For example, Ground Zero firefighters are being diagnosed with the pernicious blood cancer[2] multiple myeloma[3] years earlier than would be expected, and their cancer[4] is more aggressive than is typical, the second study discovered.

"We should continue to have cancer screening[5] for those who were at the site, and we should have that for the next 15 to 20 years at least," said Rachel Zeig-Owens, lead author of the first ...

News source: MedicineNet

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