The National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety today announce publication of a Rule that will allow for medical treatment coverage for 9/11 cancers suffered by 1st responders and residents of lower Manhattan as a result of September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center.
"This rule modifies the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions in 42 CFR 88.1 to add the following conditions (types of cancer identified by ICD-10 code are specified in the discussion below):
▪ Malignant neoplasms of the lip, tongue, salivary gland,
floor of mouth, gum and other mouth, tonsil, oropharynx,
hypopharynx, and other oral cavity and pharynx
▪ Malignant neoplasm of the nasopharynx
▪ Malignant neoplasms of the nose, nasal cavity, middle
ear, and accessory sinuses
▪ Malignant neoplasm of the larynx
▪ Malignant neoplasm of the esophagus
▪ Malignant neoplasm of the stomach
▪ Malignant neoplasm of the colon and rectum
▪ Malignant neoplasm of the liver and intrahepatic bile
▪ Malignant neoplasms of the retroperitoneum and
peritoneum, omentum, and mesentery 6
▪ Malignant neoplasms of the trachea; bronchus and lung;
heart, mediastinum and pleura; and other ill-defined
sites in the respiratory system and intrathoracic organs
▪ Malignant neoplasms of the soft tissues (sarcomas)
▪ Malignant neoplasms of the skin (melanoma and nonmelanoma), including scrotal cancer
▪ Malignant neoplasm of the breast
▪ Malignant neoplasm of the ovary
▪ Malignant neoplasm of the urinary bladder
▪ Malignant neoplasm of the kidney
▪ Malignant neoplasms of renal pelvis, ureter and other
▪ Malignant neoplasms of the eye and orbit
▪ Malignant neoplasm of the thyroid
▪ Malignant neoplasms of the blood and lymphoid tissues
(including, but not limited to, lymphoma, leukemia, and
▪ Childhood cancers
▪ Rare cancers
The Administrator developed a hierarchy of methods (detailed in Section IV of this preamble) for determining which cancers to 7 propose for inclusion on the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions. "
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