New York Daily News

September 19, 2013


 


Add prostate to WTC woes

BY Corinne Lestch
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Prostate cancer has been added to the list of World Trade Center-related health conditions.

The federal Department of Health and Human Servives added the cancer to its register Thursday after being petitioned by the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, the city police officers union.

The union cited a scientific study that found a 17% greater-than-expected rate of prostate cancer among first responders.

The addition will cost the WTC Health Program an estimated $3 million to $6 million a year.

"It's a minor victory for the 9/11 community and a huge victory for those with prostate cancer," said John Feal, who advocated for the James Zadroga 9/11 health bill.