The new law applies to all cancer claims. However the presumption part of the law only applies to cancer if a qualifying medical exam was previously given.
- The presumption for the cancer portion of the new law has a special requirement. The cancer presumption only applies to a worker who were given a qualifying medical examination upon becoming a Hanford site worker, which examination showed no evidence of cancer. If so, then the presumption applies to the cancers listed below.
Which cancers are covered under the new presumption?
- primary or secondary lung cancer, including bronchi and trachea, sarcoma of the lung,
other than in situ lung cancer discovered during or after a postmortem examination,
but not including mesothelioma or pleura cancer;
- primary or secondary bone cancer (including specific forms listed in the bill);
- primary or secondary renal cancer;
- lymphomas, other than Hodgkin’s disease;
- Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia and mycosis fungoides; and
- primary cancer of the:
- male or female breast;
- small intestine;
- bile ducts;
- gall bladder;
- salivary gland;
- urinary bladder;
- brain (with certain limitations);
- ovary; and
- liver (with certain limitations).
What if there was no qualifying medical exam, or what if I have a cancer not on this list?
You can still file or refile an occupational disease claim. Your claim will be more of a challenge because the helpful legal presumption will not apply.
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