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Uterine cancer being considered as possible 9/11-related health condition

Uterine cancer is currently the only cancer type not covered by the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program.

The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program announced it is considering adding uterine cancer to the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions according to a recently published Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. Uterine cancer is currently the only cancer type not covered by the WTC Health Program.1

This notice proposes every type of uterine cancer, including endometrial cancer, be added to the 9/11-related health conditions list. By including uterine cancer in the List, it would grant the WTC Health Program the ability to offer treatment to members who have 9/11-related uterine cancers.

“We know that WTC Health Program members continue to face health challenges that stem from their exposures on or in the months after 9/11,” said John Howard, MD, administrator of the WTC Health Program and director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. “The proposed rule published today in the Federal Register is the next step toward ensuring women who are enrolled in the WTC Health Program have access to the cancer care and treatment they need if their uterine cancer is related to their 9/11 exposures.”

For more information on the WTC Health Program, visit www. CDC.gov/WTC.

Reference

1. The world trade center health program proposes rulemaking to add uterine cancer to the list of world trade center-related conditions. NIOSH. CDC . Published May 10, 2022. Accessed June 3, 2022. https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/updates/upd-05-10-22.html