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Funding for 9/11 cancer victims 'monumental'

The US federal government has added about 50 types of cancer to the list of illnesses to be covered by a 9/11 health treatment programme.

The decision entitles 70,000 surviving emergency service workers and other survivors to free care.

John Feal is the founder and president of the FealGood Foundation, set up after the attacks.

He welcomed the development, saying it would help to alleviate many people's suffering and hardship.

  • 11 Sep 2012