9/11 First Responders And Cancer : Short Wave 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.

Read more about Allison's reporting here.

You can follow Emily on Twitter @EmilyKwong1234 and Allison @AubreyNPR. Email Short Wave at ShortWave@NPR.org.

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

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

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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.

Read more of Allison's reporting here.

You can follow Emily on Twitter @EmilyKwong1234 and Allison @AubreyNPR. Email Short Wave at ShortWave@NPR.org.

This episode was produced by Thomas Lu, edited by Jane Greenhalgh and Gisele Grayson, and fact-checked by Indi Khera.