Cancers Covered by the 911 Victim Compensation Fund – 911 VCF

vcf-covered-cancersBlood Cancers, Lymphoid Cancers

Bone cancers

Breast Cancers

Childhood Cancers– defined as “any type of cancer diagnosed in a person less than 20 years of age.”

Digestive System Cancers

Eye & Orbit Cancers

Mesothelioma and Asbestos Related Diseases  
There is an extremely long latency period for mesothelioma and asbestos related disease, from eleven years to fifty years from exposure to become symptomatic. Click here for WTC Health Program doctor’s opinion on asbestos related WTC illness.

Rare Cancers – The Victim Compensation Fund and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health define a rare cancer as “any type of cancer that occurs in less than 15 cases per 100,000 persons per year in the United States.” Some examples of cancer that meet the rare cancer definition include, but are not limited to, the following:

Respiratory Cancers

If you lived or worked in Manhattan below Canal Street between September 11, 2001 and May 31, 2002, and are suffering from a cancer or respiratory illness, you may be entitled to compensation from the VCF. Please call us for a free consultation at (212) 732-9000 or email us at

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