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    Some 9/11-Related Illnesses Not Yet Covered by Health Program or Victim Fund

    By Michael Barasch

    We have known for many years that anyone exposed to Ground Zero toxins after 9/11 has a much higher risk of developing 68 different types of cancer and a host of  respiratory diseases. But there are other illnesses for which the 500,000 9/11 first responders and survivors have a higher risk, such as uterine cancer, […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Remembers Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  We are hosting a webinar on October 25 at 5:00 p.m. EST with Dr. Paul Baron, Chief Breast Surgeon of Northwell Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. Register here: www.911victims.com/breast Studies show that both women and men who were first responders or who were working, living, or studying […]

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    WTC Health Program to Consider Covering Uterine Cancer

    By Michael Barasch

    9/11 first responders and survivors who develop uterine cancer as a result of their exposure to Ground Zero toxins could become eligible for free health care and compensation from the World Trade Center Health Program and the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). The health program’s Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee recently voted to study whether Ground Zero […]

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    New York Elected Officials Renew Call to Protect 9/11 Community

    By Michael Barasch

    As the nation honored the twentieth remembrance of September 11, 2001, a bipartisan group of New York State elected officials called for additional resources to fully fund the World Trade Center Health Program. The health program provides medical treatment and monitoring for more than 100,000 responders and survivors who have been diagnosed with 9/11-related conditions, […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Remembers Blood Cancer Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month, focusing attention on two types of cancer that impact the 9/11 community, leukemia and lymphoma. Leukemia affects the blood and bone marrow, while lymphomas mainly affect the lymph nodes. In 2021, an estimated 61,090 new cases of all types of leukemia and 90,390 new cases of all types of […]

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  • Were You There?

    If you were in Lower Manhattan on 9/11 or in the 8 months that followed, you may be eligible for compensation through the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Call us at 888-351-9421 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.

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    Barasch & McGarry Remembers Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Women who were first responders or working, living, and studying in Lower Manhattan on or after 9/11 have a dramatically higher risk of developing respiratory illnesses and 68 different types of cancer presumed linked to the WTC toxins, including ovarian cancer. Barasch & McGarry represents many 9/11 community members […]

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