The 9/11 terrorist attack in the US continues to claim new victims with reports revealing that more than 25,000 rescuers were diagnosed with cancer.
The figures have doubled since the last year as new cases are coming to the fore.
There had been 1,140 cases until last year, reports the Daily Mirror.
According to the World Trade Centre Health program, 1,655 had been diagnosed with cancer out of 37,000 police, rescuers and volunteers at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital.
Many of these people are looking out for compensation to fight their illness.
A retired captain from the New York Fire Department, suffering from lung disease and untreatable pancreatic cancer, was awarded 1.5 million dollars from the federal 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.