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Study: Cancer up among NYPD officers

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Cancers among NYPD officers involved in various recovery operations after the 9/11 have increased five fold since the 2001 attacks, officials disclosed Monday.

A study by the department medical staff in conjunction with Weill-Cornell Medical College of Cornell University also found that a certain type of thyroid cancer and non-Hodgkin lymphoma have increased 10 times and three and a half times respectively since Sept. 11, 2001.

“This is an advisory that something has raised its head and police officers need to be aware of it,” said Dr. Eli Kleinman, the NYPD’s chief surgeon.



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