Short Wave

9/11 First Responders Have Higher Cancer Risks But Better Survival Rates


Twenty years later, first responders during the 9/11 attacks have an increased risk of getting some kinds of cancer. But, research shows that they're also more likely to survive. Host Emily Kwong talks to NPR correspondent Allison Aubrey about why.

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Episode 482

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