More Than 1,000 9/11 First Responders Have Cancer- Number Likely to Grow

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  • The New York Daily News is reporting the number of first aid responders diagnosed with cancer after helping victims during the September 11 terrorist attacks is growing.

    They report:

    Cancer has become a reality for more than 1,000 men and women who sacrificed their health at Ground Zero — and the number is expected to grow.

    “You get a lump in your throat when you first have to tell your wife,” said NYPD Detective Amadeo Pulley, 47, who was diagnosed with kidney cancer in May. “But I told my family and two kids I’m gonna be fine. We will get through this.”

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