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    New Treatment Shows Promise Fighting Esophageal Cancer

    By Michael Barasch

    Nearly 500,000 people, including first responders, downtown office workers, residents, and students and teachers, were exposed to Ground Zero toxins after 9/11 and have a higher risk of developing respiratory disease and 68 different types of cancer, including esophageal cancer. Though relatively uncommon in the general population, the 9/11 community has been disproportionately impacted by […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes Kidney Cancer Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    Nearly half a million first responders and survivors who were exposed to Ground Zero toxins after 9/11 have an elevated risk for many respiratory diseases and 68 different types of cancer, including kidney cancer. In 2021, an estimated 76,080 people will be diagnosed with kidney cancer — 48,780 men and 27,300 women, according to a […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Honors Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    Anyone exposed to Ground Zero toxins after 9/11 has a much higher risk for many respiratory diseases and 68 different types of cancer, including multiple myeloma. Multiple myeloma, a relatively rare cancer, forms in a type of white blood cell called a plasma cell. Healthy plasma cells help fight infections by producing antibodies that recognize […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes National Thyroid Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    Almost half a million people who were exposed to Ground Zero toxins after 9/11 have a disproportionately elevated risk of developing 68 different types of cancer, including thyroid cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 44,280 new cases of thyroid cancer (12,150 in men and 32,130 in women) will be diagnosed in the […]

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  • WTC Health Program Adapting to the Coronavirus Pandemic

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    WTC Health Program Adapting to the Coronavirus Pandemic

    By Michael Barasch

    Nearly two decades after the events of September 11, 2001, the effects are still felt, physically and emotionally, by those who responded to the attacks on the World Trade Center. The COVID-19 pandemic has added to the many health complications affecting the lives of these heroes. The World Trade Center Health Program, which provides medical […]

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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.

  • Do I Need a WTC Health Program Certification to File a VCF Claim?

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    Do I Need a WTC Health Program Certification to File a VCF Claim?

    By Michael Barasch

    Many programs have been established in response to medical problems stemming from the September 11, 2001 attack on New York City. Two of the most important ones are the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and the WTC Health Program. Both can be extremely valuable, but the programs serve different purposes. It’s important to understand that you […]

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