Lancet study suggests 9/11 firefighters may have higher risk of cancer

The Lancet has published a study that reports a “modest excess of cancer cases” in 9/11 New York City firefighters. The researchers caution that more information is needed because the time since 9/11 is “short for cancer outcomes” and the additional cancer types weren’t limited to specific organ type. Researchers add that continued follow-up and cancer screening and prevention measures are important. Read more.


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