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14 Years Later, Here's What We Know About 9/11 and Cancer

The link has become increasingly clear—just as victim funding is set to expire.
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In late August, a New Jersey woman named Marcy Borders became one of the 8 million individuals worldwide to die from cancer each year. Borders was best known for standing among the rubble after the World Trade Center collapsed on September 11, an image that eventually landed her the nickname “Dust Lady.” The mass of grey dust covering her body from head to toe—covering, even, the string of pearls around her neck—catapulted Borders to instant recognition.

It was also, just maybe, what ultimately killed her.