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Cancers Covered by the World Trade Center Victim Compensation Fund

Below please find a list of the cancers that will be covered for compensation by the Victim Compensation Fund. This list is also available on the CDC's website. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with these or any other type of cancer, please contact us to learn more about whether you will be eligible to receive compensation from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.

**Accessed from the CDC's website April 11, 2016**

Childhood Cancers

Any type of cancer diagnosed in a person less than 20 years of age.

Malignant Neoplasms

  • Blood and Lymphoid Tissue (including, but not limited to, lymphoma, leukemia, and myeloma)
    • Diffuse non-Hodgkin lymphoma
    • Follicular (nodular) non-Hodgkin lymphoma
    • Hodgkin's disease
    • Leukemia of unspecified cell type
    • Lymphoid leukemia
    • Malignant immunoproliferative diseases
    • Monocytic leukemia
    • Multiple myeloma and malignant plasma cell neoplasms
    • Myeloid leukemia
    • Other and unspecified lymphoid, hematopoietic, and related tissue
    • Other and unspecified types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma
    • Other leukemias of specified cell type
    • Peripheral and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
  • Digestive System
    • Colon
    • Esophagus
    • Liver and intrahepatic bile ducts
    • Other and ill-defined digestive organs
    • Rectosignoid junction
    • Rectum
    • Retroperitoneum and peritoneum
    • Stomach
  • Eye and Orbit
    • Eye and adnexa
  • Female Breast
    • Breast
  • Female Reproductive Organs
    • Ovary
  • Head and Neck
    • Accessory sinuses
    • Base of tongue
    • Floor of mouth
    • Gum
    • Hypopharynx
    • Larynx
    • Lip
    • Nasal cavity
    • Nasopharynx
    • Other and ill-defined conditions in the lip, oral cavity, and pharynx
    • Other and unspecified major salivary glands
    • Other and unspecified part of the mouth
    • Other and unspecified parts of the tongue
    • Oropharynx
    • Palate
    • Parotid gland
    • Piriform sinus
    • Tonsil
  • Respiratory System
    • Bronchus and lung
    • Heart, mediastinum, and pleura
    • Other and ill-defined sites in the respiratory system and intrathoracic organs
    • Trachea
  • Skin (Melanoma and non-Melanoma)
    • Malignant melanoma of skin
    • Other malignant neoplasms of skin
    • Scrotum
  • Soft Tissue
    • Other connective and soft tissue
    • Peripheral nerves and autonomic nervous system
  • Thyroid
    • Thyroid gland
  • Urinary System
    • Bladder
    • Kidney
    • Other and unspecified urinary organs
    • Prostate
    • Renal pelvis
    • Ureter


  • Mesothelioma

Rare Cancers

Any type of cancer that occurs in less than 15 cases per 100,000 persons per year (called the "incidence rate"), based on data from 2005-2009 as referenced in Copeland et al., Cancer in North America: 2005-2009, published in 2012. Every cancer submitted for certification which is not individually identified in the above list is reviewed by the WTC Health Program to assess if it meets the definition of a rare cancer.

The CDC has issued this document defining and listing WTC-related health conditions in the category of "Rare Cancers": Rare Cancers | CDC.gov

Does Your Health Condition Qualify for WTC Victim Fund Compensation?

Our attorneys are here to answer your questions with regard to whether your cancer or the death of a loved one may qualify for WTC Victim Fund compensation. Contact us today for a free consultation. The entire mission of our firm is to help those who suffered because of the 9/11 tragedy.

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