9/11 Responders May Be At Raised Myeloma Risk

Cases are appearing at a younger age than is normal, researchers note

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According to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, more than 15,000 Americans are diagnosed each year with multiple myeloma. The disease affects blood cells called B-lymphocytes. While some myelomas are slow-moving and pose little immediate threat, others can be very aggressive.

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There's more on health effects associated with 9/11 at the World Trade Center Registry.

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