9/11 Victims with Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian cancer is often found in 9/11 responders and Downtown Manhattan workers and residents. If not detected early, ovarian cancer can be more serious than many other types of 9/11-related cancers. Early detection is key to successfully treating ovarian cancer. Our WTC lawyers represent many female first responders, local residents and workers of Downtown Manhattan who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer – a cancer with a strong link to the 9/11 fallout. There has been a spike in ovarian cancer cases among female residents of Downtown Manhattan. This illness is eligible for 9/11 cancer compensation. If you lived or worked downtown (or were a first responder or volunteer), or were within a mile of Ground Zero on 9/11 or at any time during the nine months after the terrorist attacks and have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, our WTC lawyers will help you secure free lifetime healthcare and the maximum VCF cancer payouts available for your condition.
Dangers of Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from cancer of the female reproductive system. This type of cancer begins in the ovaries. Women have two ovaries, one on each side of the uterus. The ovaries produce eggs and the hormones – estrogen and progesterone. Early-stage ovarian cancer, where the disease is confined to the ovary, is more likely to be treated successfully. Surgery and chemotherapy are generally used to treat ovarian cancer. If you are currently suffering from 9/11-related ovarian cancer, we encourage you to apply for lifetime health benefits with the WTC Health Program and register for 9/11 cancer compensation from the Victim Compensation Fund. We can register your VCF claim for free. (Note that you can keep your own doctor.)
Treatment Options for Ovarian Cancer
Treatment options for ovarian cancer include:
- Surgery to remove one or both ovaries
- Surgery to remove ovaries and uterus
- Targeted therapy using medications
Support Resources for Ovarian Cancer Patients
Learn more about ovarian cancer from MedlinePlus here.
Read an inspiring story about Shannon Miller, an American Olympian, and her successful fight against ovarian cancer here.
Getting the Support You Deserve
If you are a female suffering from 9/11-related ovarian cancer, please contact our WTC lawyers at Hansen & Rosasco, LLP. We are fully equipped to guide you through the claims process in order to help you obtain the maximum VCF award. It is important to know that 9/11 cancer compensation is available for various cancer types, and our WTC lawyers can help you secure the VCF cancer payout you deserve. Get started today by calling us at 855-201-3630 or fill out a contact form here
“They handled my mother’s claim and did a fantastic job. They were the middle man to the government and we were ecstatic when my mother received the most pain and suffering for her cancer.” -Rebecca F.