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Report: 9/11 bill funds will not cover cancer

Cancer will not be covered by the Zadroga Act, according to a new report released today.

Cancer will not be covered by the Zadroga Act, according to a new report released today by the federal government.



Dr. John Howard, in a report released today by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, said that there is “insufficient evidence” to add cancer to the list of diseases for which 9/11 first responders are covered to be reimbursed for treatment.



The report comes a blow to the estimated “hundreds, if not thousands” of responders suffering from cancer, said John Feal, who runs the FealGood Foundation to help sick 9/11 responders.



“This report is going to cause a lot of pain and a lot of upset people,” Feal told Metro.

 
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