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CANCER OVERVIEW FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

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A STARTER REVIEW ABOUT CANCER TREATMENT OPTIONS Transcribed from the  presentation to the RMA/FDNY (Retired Member's Association of Firefighters)- by Keynote Speaker, Dr. Jesse A. Stoff / June 25, 2019

As a brief overview of my perspective on how I look at cancer and how we address this in a more comprehensive sort of way, I'd like to start with the basics. Where we are right now (New York) is known as a cancer cluster. Here is where we have the highest incidence of prostate cancer and breast cancer in the United States; and yes, men have breast cancer too.  So as a result of that, there is a lot of research going on because this is a highly populated area, there's money in the area and there's people that want answers as to why this is.

The common denominator is our exposure to various kinds of toxins. Now, when you're on the job, you have that added risk of the toxins that you're exposed to at the time... things that you inhale... and as the chief said earlier,…