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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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  • Nearly 20 Years Later, Cancer Rates Higher in 9/11 First Responders

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    Nearly 20 Years Later, Cancer Rates Higher in 9/11 First Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    Less than two years before the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center attacks, scientists and healthcare providers still have many lingering questions about the effects on those who reported to the scene and participated in the months-long recovery effort. Higher cancer rates have been reported among the first responders who served […]

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    Prostate Cancer Linked to WTC Dust: Deadline to Register for Compensation is October 21

    By Michael Barasch

    There is an upcoming deadline for 9/11 responders who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer.  If you worked at Ground Zero in the wake of the terrorist attacks, there is a legal presumption that exposure to the WTC toxic dust caused your prostate cancer.  The deadline to register for compensation for 9/11 cancers is generally […]

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    Critical Deadline Approaches for 9/11 First Responders with Prostate Cancer

    By Michael Barasch

    Many of the heroic first responders who came to the aid of other Americans after the 9/11 attacks later experienced serious illness. Sixty-two different cancers have been linked to exposure to the toxic rubble and dust of the World Trade Center. Luckily, many of these heroes and their families have fought hard to ensure that […]

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    Prostate Cancer Risk Ignored by 9/11 Health Center

    By Michael Barasch

    Mount Sinai Hospital is one of the foremost experts in 9/11-health related problems. The hospital includes a World Trade Center Health Program that is devoted to treating and studying 9/11 health ailments, including cancer. Despite its status as the place to be screened and treated for 9/11-related diseases, it does not currently screen for prostate […]

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    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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    Ground Zero and Cancer: The Surprising Side

    By Michael Barasch

    As the years have gone by since the 9/11 disaster, studies have repeatedly demonstrated an increased rate of many cancers among emergency responders and other survivors who had breathed the toxic dust at Ground Zero. Except one. Somewhat surprisingly, statistics show 9/11 responders have experienced a lower rate of lung cancer than would be expected […]

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