Ovarian/Uterine Cancer

Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death among women. Several cases have been commonly found in female 9/11 responders, workers, and residents that were in the Downtown area after the 9/11 attacks. Compared to other types of cancers, ovarian cancer must be detected early for a successful treatment outcome.

Ovarian cancer begins in the ovaries – the female reproductive organs producing eggs. In the early stages, ovarian cancer has a higher chance of being treated successfully since the disease is still confined to the ovaries. Treatments for ovarian cancer include:

  • Surgery to remove one or both ovaries
  • Surgery to remove ovaries and uterus
  • Chemotherapy
  • Targeted therapy using medication

Uterine cancer is the most common type involving the female reproductive system, affecting approximately 65,950 people annually. There are two main types of uterine cancer: endometrial cancer and uterine sarcoma.

– Endometrial Cancer: This is the most common type of uterine and gynecological cancer, accounting for nearly 90% of cases. About 50,000 women are diagnosed with endometrial cancer every year. It first develops in the endometrium, the inner lining of the uterus. This type of cancer is highly treatable when caught in its early stages.

– Uterine sarcoma: A rare form of uterine cancer that develops in the muscles and connective tissue of the uterine walls. Uterine sarcoma makes up only 2% to 5% of uterine cancers.

Treatments that are commonly used to treat uterine cancers include:


  • Chemotherapy
  • Hormone therapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Other types of targeted therapies using medications


The increase in ovarian and uterine cancer cases that have been brought forward since 9/11 is alarming but fortunately, this illness is eligible for 9/11 cancer compensation.

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 9/11-related ovarian or uterine 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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