The official numbers went largely unreported by the mainstream
Almost 10,000 people have been diagnosed with cancer that is linked directly to the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Cente back in 2001, according to the federal World Trade Center Health Program.
The official numbers, which went largely unreported by the mainstream media, revealed that health officials, rescue workers, and survivors were some of the main sufferers due to dangerous toxic dust and asbestos from the explosion.
The medical director of the World Trade Center Health Program said that there has now been a significant increase in the number of cancer patients since the program was launch five years ago.
The program essentially provides medical monitoring and treatment for the responders at WTC and related sites in New York City Pentagon, and Shanksville, PA, along with survivors who were in close proximity to the area.
According to the DM: The health program reported 3,204 9/11-linked cancers in 2015. By the end of the next year, the figure rose to 8,188. Now – the number of incidents is nearing 10,000 with a figure of 9,795.
More than 1,700 responders and others have died as a result, including 420 specifically from cancer, according to the Post.
Epidemiology studies revealed that rescue and recovery workers have a ‘significantly higher’ risk of thyroid or bladder cancer and skin melanoma.
Leukemia and other blood-cell disorders are also of major concern, according to the report.
Non-rescue workers were reported to have ‘significantly higher rates of breast cancer and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.’
Crane added: ‘In an aging population, you’re going to see a rising cancer rate, no matter what,’ citing that the average age affected by 9/11-related illnesses rose from 38 to 55.
Former NYPD Sgt. Tom Wilson, who worked roughly 344 hours at the site of the attacks, developed respiratory illnesses that later became more serious.
In 2008, Wilson diagnosed with tongue cancer following his years of sinus and gastrointestinal issues.
‘I probably could go out on disability, but working is my therapy – it helps me,’ Wilson, who still proudly works in the profession, told the Post.
‘God forbid there’s another 9/11, I want to be able to respond to that.’
Former receptionist at the National Coffee Association, Debbie Morales, said her health has been on a drastic decline since she stepped off the subway that day.
She told the Post she suffered two seizures eight years later and was diagnosed with advanced brain cancer afterward.
The married woman said she likely won’t be able to have children due to her health complications – which prevented her from freezing her eggs.
‘I’m fearful about everything since 9/11… I was never like that before,’ she told the Post, tearfully.
‘I feel that thing just took everything away.’
WTC responders advocate, John Feal, said: ‘9/11 is still killing… sadly, this fragile community of heroes and survivors is shrinking by the day.’
According to NCBI, as many as 60,000 and 70,000 first responders alone were said to have inhaled the toxic dust.
Dr. Jacqueline Moline, director of the Queens World Trade Center Health Program at Northwell Health, told CNN about the related illnesses in June: ‘The first wave was the acute – the deaths and all the acute injuries in the first couple of days.
‘The second wave was the aftermath and developed the sinus, asthma, anxiety and depression.
‘The third wave is the diseases that take years to manifest… the transformation from acute to chronic to permanent disease. That’s where we really are now.’