Study: Cancer up among NYPD cops since 9/11

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

A study of retirees and regular officers from 1995 to 2011 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 3 1/2 times, respectively, since Sept. 11, 2001.

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