Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is one of the most common types of 9/11- related cancers reported among females exposed to the Downtown Manhattan contamination area. The World Trade Center Health Program covers invasive ductal carcinomas, which are about 80% of all breast cancers, ductal carcinoma in situ, as well as male breast cancer.

One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime, and women who were exposed to 9/11 toxins have an even higher risk of developing the disease. Treatment options available for breast cancer patients include surgery, either lumpectomy or mastectomy. Surgery might be followed by chemotherapy, radiation, and hormonal therapy.

Types of breast cancer that could be covered by the WTC Health Program include:

  • Auxiliary tail Breast, unspecified
  • Central portion
  • Lower-inner quadrant
  • Lower-outer quadrant
  • Nipple and areola
  • Overlapping lesion
  • Upper-inner quadrant
  • Upper-outer quadrant


Slater Slater Schulman LLP is dedicated to the representation of individuals who have been injured or have loved ones who have been injured by exposure from the toxic debris of 9/11. Our firm is handling litigation related to these claims nationwide.

If you or someone you love was diagnosed with a 9/11-related breast cancer, please contact Slater Slater Schulman LLP for a free consultation by filling out the form on this page or by calling our office at (800) 251-6990.

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