Expansion Covers 50 More Cancer Types for Those Who Toiled on the Pile

"For years they were alone as their strength was sapped and their bank accounts drained by the cancers they caught at Ground Zero. Now, finally, New York’s 9/11 heroes have gotten some backup."

"Cancer survivors cheered the government’s decision Monday to add 50 varieties of the deadly disease to the list of 9/11-linked ailments covered by the Zadroga law — making the sickened heroes eligible to tap the fund for much-needed help."

Ben Lesser and Corky Siemaszko report for the New York Daily News September 10, 2012.

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Source: NY Daily News, 09/11/2012