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Below are the cancers covered by the WTC Health Program and included on the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions. The covered cancers are organized into the following categories:
Note: The information on this page reflects the language found in the Federal laws and regulations that govern the WTC Health Program. It has been formatted for viewing on the Web and organized alphabetically for ease of use. If you are interested in seeing the laws and regulations in their original format, this and other information on the WTC Health Program can be found on our Law and Regulations page.
Any type of cancer diagnosed in a person less than 20 years of age.
- Blood and Lymphoid Tissue (including, but not limited to, lymphoma, leukemia, and myeloma)
- Digestive System
- Eye and Orbit
- Female Breast
- Female Reproductive Organs
- Head and Neck
- Respiratory System
- Skin (Melanoma and non-Melanoma)
- Soft Tissue
- Urinary System
Any type of cancer that occurs in less than 15 cases per 100,000 persons per year (called the "incidence rate"), based on data from 2005-2009 as referenced in Copeland et al., Cancer in North America: 2005-2009, published in 2012. Every cancer submitted for certification which is not individually identified in the above list is reviewed by the WTC Health Program to assess if it meets the definition of a rare cancer.
This document defines and lists WTC-related health conditions in the category of "Rare Cancers."