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High thyroid cancer rate among 9/11 responders likely due to heightened surveillance

An increased rate of thyroid cancers observed among firefighters who responded to the 9/11 World Trade Center attack may be associated with heightened surveillance rather than an increase in disease…

Hero Down: NYPD Asst. Chief John ‘Jack’ McManus Succumbs To 9/11-Related Cancer

Retired New York Police Department Assistant Chief John “Jack” McManus devoted 40 years to his law enforcement career.

Retired NYPD sergeant fighting for disability pension dies of 9/11-related cancer

Retired NYPD Sgt. Sean Cameron, who was fighting the city to get disability pension for his 9/11-related cancer, lost his battle with the disease earlier this month, his family told the Daily News.

NYPD Veteran Who Survived 9/11 Cancer Dies From Coronavirus Complications

A veteran New York Police Department detective who survived cancer linked to 9/11 has died from complications of the coronavirus.

Steve Brickman, retired FDNY firefighter, dies of 9/11-related illness at 57

Steve Brickman of Jamesport, a retired FDNY firefighter who spent nearly two weeks at ground zero following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, died Sunday of illness attributed to 9/11, according to the FDNY.

Coronavirus crisis impacts vulnerable 9/11 first responders

Rob Serra’s first call as a New York City firefighter was the 2001 terror attack.

NYPD detective who survived 9/11-related cancer dead of coronavirus

An NYPD detective who survived 9/11-related cancer has died due to coronavirus.

Retired NYPD assistant chief who ran NYPD operations division on Sept. 11 dies of Ground Zero-related cancer

Retired NYPD Assistant Chief John (Jack) McManus, who headed the police department’s Operations Division on 9/11, died of cancer Monday, becoming the latest victim of the 2001 terrorist attack, his family said Tuesday.

FDNY EMT who worked at ground zero dies of COVID-19

An FDNY EMT who worked rescue and recovery at ground zero following the 9/11 terror attacks has died of COVID-19, officials announced Monday.

Coronavirus Pandemic Worsens Anxiety, Fears Of 9/11 Survivors

For many who survived the Sept. 11 terror attacks and worked at ground zero, the anxiety and fear never go away.