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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month. There were nearly half a million first responders and people working, living, and studying in Lower Manhattan on and after 9/11 who have a higher risk of developing respiratory illness and 68 different types of cancer linked to the WTC toxins, including thyroid cancer. Barasch & McGarry represents dozens […]

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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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    State Expands Thyroid Cancer Screenings to 9/11 Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    The New York City Council has granted money for thyroid cancer screenings, but screenings have not been readily available for 9/11 survivors outside the city. This year, however, State Senator Terrence Murphy secured state money for screenings in the Hudson Valley.
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