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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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  • Firefighter Urges Fellow 9/11 Responders to Get Key Medical Tests

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    Firefighter Urges Fellow 9/11 Responders to Get Key Medical Tests

    By Michael Barasch

    If you were a first responder, construction worker or anyone who was in the World Trade Center area in the aftermath of the September 11 attack, firefighter Steven “Bubba” Pascale has an important message for you: Get checked. During a CT scan of his lungs, doctors identified a large tumor on his right kidney. A […]

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    Cancer rates in the NYPD have risen about 50 percent since Sept. 11, 2001

    By Michael Barasch

    According to a long-term study published this month in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, NYPD Chief Surgeon Dr. Eli Kleinman, along with scientists at Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medical College, found a roughly 50-percent increase in all cancers after Sept. 11, with especially alarming rates of four specific types: Brain […]

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