Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer has become commonly diagnosed among first responders, workers, and residents that were in Downtown Manhattan during or after the 9/11 attacks. Thyroid cancer starts in the thyroid gland in the neck near the “Adam’s apple”. Thyroid glands make hormones that travel through the bloodstream and spread throughout the whole body. The affected areas are the metabolism rate that controls how fast or slow the brain, heart, muscles, liver, and other body parts work.

Thyroid cancer has been named as one of the Top 10 Cancers certified by the World Trade Center Health Program. Differentiated is the most common type of thyroid cancer which includes papillary, follicular, and Hürthle cell. The other two types are called medullary and anaplastic- an aggressive undifferentiated tumor.

Treatments for thyroid cancer consist of:


  • Surgery
  • Radioactive iodine treatment
  • Thyroid hormone therapy
  • External beam radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Targeted therapy


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 thyroid 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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