9/11 Breast Cancer is a Top 10 Most Common 9/11 Cancer
While researchers have made enormous strides toward finding cures, breast cancer remains a serious threat to the lives of millions of women every year. Below we will outline how common breast cancer is, how to tell if you are at risk, and what 9/11 survivors and responders need to know about 9/11 breast cancer in both women and men. For more information about any of the information presented herein, please contact a 9/11 breast cancer claim attorney.
How Common Is Breast Cancer In Women?
Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancers, affecting roughly 1 in 8 women in the United States. A woman’s risk of dying of breast cancer has dropped 39% since the late 1980s, but it is still the second-most-common cause of cancer deaths in women (after lung cancer). According to the American Cancer Society’s estimates for 2018:
- About 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women
- About 63,960 cases of non-invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women
- About 40,920 women will die of breast cancer
In total, there are more than 3.1 million people in the United States today who have been diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives.
Risk Factors for Breast Cancer
Although it seems like breast cancer strikes at random, there are certain risk factors that can increase an individual’s susceptibility to it. These include:
- Consumption of alcohol (women who consume 2-3 drinks per day are at a 20% higher risk of breast cancer)
- Obesity (the risk of developing breast cancer is 1.5 times higher for overweight women, while it is 2 times higher for obese women)
- Inactive lifestyle (women who engage in regular physical activity have a 10-25% lower risk of developing breast cancer)
- Tobacco use (heavy, long-term smoking slightly increases the risk of developing breast cancer)
Some of the most common symptoms of breast cancer include:
- Breast pain
- Skin irritation
- Swelling of all or a part of the breast
- Nipple pain or inward-turning nipples
- Redness, scaliness, or thickening of the nipple or breast skin
- Discharges from the nipple (other than milk)
- A lump in the underarm area
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should consult with your doctor as soon as possible
9/11 Breast Cancer Claims in Survivors and Responders
Another risk factor for developing breast cancer — in both women and men — is having been exposed to the toxic dust and debris of the World Trade Center site after 9/11. In fact, female breast cancer is the fourth most-common certified cancer that the World Trade Center Health Program covers, having affected 255 responders and 633 survivors. Individuals suffering from 9/11 breast cancer thus may be eligible to receive benefits and compensation under both the World Trade Center Health Program and the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.
Contact a 911 Breast Cancer Claim Attorney
If you were present at a 9/11 site, you may have been exposed to toxins that could result in breast cancer. For more information about 9/11-related breast cancer or to file a claim under the Victim Compensation Fund, please contact a 9/11 breast cancer claim attorney at Pitta & Baione by using our online contact form or by calling us at 844-982-2667.
Pitta & Baione Successful Claims
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Secured an expedited award for a former Lower Manhattan corporate executive who developed 9/11 breast cancer.
Secured a wrongful death claim on behalf of a union carpenter who worked on the 9/11 cleanup efforts at Ground Zero and was later diagnosed with 9/11 lung cancer.
Favorable result secured for an NYPD detective who responded to the attacks and later suffered from 9/11 brain cancer.
Secured a favorable result for an area worker in Lower Manhattan who later developed 9/11 thyroid cancer.
Secured a favorable result for a wrongful death claim on behalf of a TWU Local 100 MTA worker who participated in the 9/11 recovery efforts and later developed 9/11 lung cancer.
Secured an expedited award for New York State Supreme Court employee who was disabled by 9/11 brain cancer.
Secured a wrongful death award on behalf of a Lower Manhattan corporate executive who was diagnosed with 9/11 leukemia.
Secured an expedited award for a union carpenter who worked in Lower Manhattan after 9/11 and was later found disabled by 9/11 lung cancer.
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Secured an xpedited award for a DSNY sanitation worker who assisted in the 9/11 cleanup efforts at Ground Zero and was later diagnosed with 9/11 nasal cavity cancer.
Secured an expedited award for a Local 94 operating engineer who worked in Lower Manhattan after 9/11 and was later found disabled by 9/11 lung disease.
Secured an expedited award for a New York City Department of Corrections corrections officer who served as a volunteer responder on 9/11 and later developed a disabling and rare 9/11 brain cancer.
Successfully represented an union carpenter who built temporary structures at Ground Zero as a 9/11 responder and later developed disabling 9/11 colon cancer.
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