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9/11 Responders with Oropharyngeal Cancer Denied Coverage

According to an article published by CNN Health, 9/11 responders with the rare oropharyngeal cancer will only be covered by their insurance policies if the diagnosis came four or more years after the attacks. The World Trade Center Health Program has reported nearly 3,000 cases of cancer among firefighters, police officers, contractors and civilians who worked at or lived near the World Trade Centers. One New York City police officer, John Meyers, was diagnosed with stage IV oropharyngeal cancer 3 years and 10 months after he worked on the site of ground zero. Nevertheless, Meyers, along with many others have not had their treatment covered, as a result of The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health‘s four year latency period.

Read the article published by CNN Health.