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    9/11 Hero Dedicated Life to Public Safety – Even After Cancer

    By Michael Barasch

    9/11 devastated the New York City Police Department, with dozens of officers killed in the collapse of the World Trade Center buildings. In the years since the attacks, hundreds of other police officers – from the NYPD, the Port Authority, and other agencies – have become ill and passed away from 68 different types of […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes Asthma Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    May is Asthma Awareness Month, in recognition of the 25 million Americans with the disease, including thousands of 9/11 first responders and survivors. Individuals who were exposed to Ground Zero toxins in Lower Manhattan on 9/11 or during the 8 following months have a dramatically higher risk of developing 68 different types of cancer and […]

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    This Week is National Women’s Health Week: Protect Yourself

    By Michael Barasch

    This week marks National Women’s Health Week, when we shine a spotlight on key issues in women’s health that have too often been ignored. In honoring National Women’s Health Week, we recognize the hundreds of thousands of women in the 9/11 community who are uniquely at risk of developing 68 different types of cancer and […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes Bladder Cancer Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    Anyone who was exposed to Ground Zero toxins on or during the 8 months following 9/11 has a significantly higher risk of developing 68 different types of cancer, including bladder cancer. May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month. A recent report from the American Cancer Society estimates that about 84,000 Americans will be diagnosed with bladder […]

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    Melanoma Monday Recognizes Major Threat to 9/11 Community

    By Michael Barasch

    Today is Melanoma Monday. 9/11 first responders and citizens who were exposed to Ground Zero toxins in Lower Manhattan on 9/11 or during the 8 following months are at a dramatically higher risk of developing 68 different types of cancer, including the deadliest form of skin cancer and most common cancer in the 9/11 community, […]

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  • Deadline Alert

    The deadline to register all VCF claims has been extended to July 2021 no matter when someone became sick or passed away. You must act quickly to register during this one-time window.

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    Higher Risk of Testicular Cancer in 9/11 Community

    By Michael Barasch

    Young men between the ages of 15 and 35 generally have the highest risk of developing testicular cancer. As we recognize Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, know that men who were exposed to Ground Zero toxins after 9/11 also have a higher risk of developing testicular cancer, along with 67 other types of cancer and many […]

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