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 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 multiple myeloma years earlier than would be expected, and their cancer is more aggressive than is typical, the second study discovered.
"We should continue to have cancer screening 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 ...