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
- Targeted therapy using medication
The increase in ovarian 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 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.