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Shocking: More than 5,400 survivors of 9/11 attacks have been diagnosed with cancer
Next months marks the 15th anniversary of the 11 September, 2001 WTC terror attacks. But thousands of people across the United States continue to feel the after effects.

The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention's World Trade Center Health Program has enrolled over 5,400 people suffering from cancer related the the 9/11 attacks, as of June 30, 2016.

These figures are shocking as the count was just at 1,822 as on January, 2014. The number of those suffering from various cancers related to 9/11 has almost tripled in the last couple of years.

What's even more shocking is that these figures are only of those who have enrolled in the federal health program (providing health care, medical monitoring and treatment for those directly affected by 9/11). There could be thousand of more cancer sufferers outside the program.

As per a CNN report, the number of 9/11 survivors diagnosed with cancer has increased by 1,525 people each year between January 2013 to January 2016.

The most affected people include emergency responders, recovery workers, cleanup workers and other volunteers that helped with the rescue work during the attacks.

Moreover, around 700 of them are those individuals who lived, worked or went to school in the vicinity of the World Trade Center months after the attacks. Almost half the patients diagnosed with cancer are in the age group of 55 to 64.

Shockingly, its not just one or two types of cancers that affect these people. These 9/11 survivors suffer from a whopping 6,378 different types of cancers. Many in fact suffer from more than one type of cancer.

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