Lung Cancer

The World Trade Center Health Program provides medical care and treatments for those who have been affected by 9/11-related lung cancer. VCF payouts for lung cancer claims vary greatly depending on each case, ranging from $250,000 to several million dollars. With the large average range in compensation, it is very important that your case is expertly prepared and supported by a documented legal brief, affidavits, and supporting proof to qualify.

Common treatments for lung cancer include:

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Targeted therapy


Main Types of Lung Cancer

There are three main types of lung cancer that have been frequently reported by people who were exposed to 9/11 dust and debris.

Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

Non-small cell lung cancer is the most common type of 9/11-related lung cancer, consisting of about 85% of cases. Sub-types for this type of cancer include Squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, and large cell carcinoma.

Small Cell Lung Cancer

Small cell lung cancer is the second most common type of 9/11-related cancer, also known as “oat cell cancer.” Between 10-15% of all lung cancer cases are considered small cell cancers, which tends to spread quickly.

Lung Carcinoid Tumor Cancer

Lung carcinoid tumor cancer has affected less than 5% of all 9/11 lung cancer patients. This cancer involved the growth of “lung neuroendocrine tumors,” which are tumors that grow slowly and rarely spread.

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 lung cancer or respiratory issue, 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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