Study: 9/11 responders have greater risk of prostate, thyroid cancers

Doctors found cases of certain kinds of cancer, like prostate, thyroid, lymph and soft tissue, were much higher than expected.

Doctors found cases of certain kinds of cancer, like prostate, thyroid, lymph and soft tissue, were much higher than expected. (4/23/13)

MANHATTAN - A federally sponsored study found an increased risk of cancer in Ground Zero rescue and recovery workers.

The study, released online today, revealed that doctors found cases of certain kinds of cancer, like prostate, thyroid, lymph and soft tissue, were much higher than expected in Sept. 11 rescue and recovery workers.

Health advocates say treatment for prostate cancer currently isn't covered under the Zadroga Health and Compensation Act.

Last year, about 50 types of cancer were added to the list of World Trade Center-related illnesses.

For the full interview with John Feal, of the FealGood Foundation, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.

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