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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes National Cancer Control Month

    By Michael Barasch

    April is National Cancer Control Month. 9/11 first responders and people who were working, living, or studying in Lower Manhattan below Canal Street on and after 9/11 are at risk of developing many respiratory illnesses and 69 different types of cancer from their exposure to Ground Zero toxins. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 1.9 […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Honors National Cancer Prevention Month

    By Michael Barasch

    February is National Cancer Prevention Month. Barasch & McGarry will host a free event – the Cancer Prevention in the 9/11 Community Webinar – on Wednesday, February 15, at 5:00 p.m. Register here for the free webinar, which will feature information from advocates and medical professionals on accessing the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes Cervical Health Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. The nearly half a million people exposed to Ground Zero toxins on  9/11 or during the 8 following months have a substantially higher risk of developing many respiratory illnesses and 68 different types of cancer, including cervical cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 14,480 new cases […]

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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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  • 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 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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