Stomach cancer, also known as gastric cancer, begins in the lining of the stomach. First responders and people that were near Ground Zero or in Lower Manhattan have a high risk of being diagnosed with stomach cancer because of the ingestion of 9/11-related dust and toxins.
The main function of the stomach is to store food and digest it by secreting gastric juices. When mixed with food, the gastric juices then pass on to the small intestine. Toxins that enter the stomach, such as the contaminants composing the 9/11 dust cloud, can damage the organ’s lining and cause cancer to develop.
Stomach cancer should not be confused with other types of cancer such as colon or liver cancer. Stomach cancer is eligible for the 9/11 fund payout with medical care or award. Treatments may include:
- Targeted therapy
- Radiation therapy
- Targeted drugs
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 stomach 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.