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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Nearly half a million first responders and people 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 that are presumed linked to the WTC toxins, including prostate cancer. Barasch & McGarry represents […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes Sarcoma Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    July is Sarcoma Awareness Month. Nearly half a million first responders and people were working, living, and studying in Lower Manhattan on or after 9/11. The 9/11 community has a dramatically higher risk of developing respiratory illnesses and 68 different types of cancer that are presumed linked to the WTC toxins, including sarcoma. Barasch & […]

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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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    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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    March Marks Colorectal 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 a dramatically higher risk of developing  respiratory disease and 68 different types of cancer, including colorectal cancer. Most colorectal cancers start as a growth, called a polyp, on the inner lining of the colon or rectum which […]

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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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