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Fighting Fires, Fighting Cancer
Updated On: Oct 25, 2015
A cancer diagnosis is always tragic, and tragedy has been mounting among volunteer firefighters. New York State is home to over 90,000 volunteer firefighters who sacrifice their time, their safety and, too often, their health in service to their communities.
Firefighters like those featured in this video are significantly more likely to develop many types of cancer than the general population, largely due to the high levels of carcinogens and other toxins found in burning buildings and hazardous environments.


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