Pancreatic cancer has been reported among 9/11 first responders and survivors across multiple contamination sites, despite it being rare among the general public. Unfortunately, the survival rates among patients with pancreatic cancer are low; only 20 percent in the first year and 7 percent in the first five.
The pancreas is an organ located in the abdomen directly affecting the digestive system and is involved in the production of important enzymes and hormones that break down food. The pancreas also produces insulin and secretes it into the bloodstream to regulate the body’s sugar level.
Like many other cancers, treatments for pancreatic cancer vary depending on the stage and type of cancer. Treatments include:
- Ablation or embolization treatment
- Radiation therapy
- Chemotherapy and other drug therapies
- Targeted therapies, including anti-angiogenesis drugs
- Immune therapies
- Pain control
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 pancreatic 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.