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Conditions ranging from gastroesophageal reflux disease (“GERD”) to rare cancers are covered under the Zadroga Act entitling thousands to medical monitoring, treatment by the World Trade Center Health Program (“WTCHP”) and financial compensation from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (“VCF”). Please note that psychological conditions such as PTSD, depression, and anxiety are covered for medical monitoring and treatment through the WTCHP but are not eligible for financial compensation from the VCF. Physical illnesses covered under the VCF and WTCHP include but are not limited to:

CancersAerodigestive Disorders
Over 70 types including:Interstitial lung diseases (ILDs):
Non-melanoma skin cancerSarcoidosis
Melanoma skin cancerPulmonary Fibrosis
Prostate cancerAsbestosis
LymphomaObstructive airways disesases (OADs):
Thyroid cancerChronic Respiratory Disorder – fumes/vapors
Breast cancerAsthma
Lung cancerReactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome (RADS)
Bronchus cancerChronic cough syndrome
Kidney cancerWTC-exacerbated Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
LeukemiaUpper respiratory diseases (URDs):
Colon cancerUpper airway hyperreactivity
Bladder cancerChronic laryngitis
MyelomaChronic rhinosinusitis
Oropharynx cancerChronic nasopharyngitis
Rectal cancerGastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
MesotheliomaSleep apnea exacerbated by or related to another of the above aerodigestive conditions
Musculoskeletal Disorders
Low back pain
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)
Certain other musculoskeletal disorders caused by repetitive stress on the joints or skeleton during the covered period
Traumatic injuries, such as broken bones, head injuries and other blunt traumas

The complete list of the 70 plus cancers and other covered conditions can be found at the Centers for Disease Control’s website. Conditions not on this list may be covered if they resulted from the treatment or progression of an underlying certified WTC-health condition. For example, certain permanent conditions caused by cancer treatment such as chemotherapy and radiation may be certified.

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