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Cuomo signs law helping volunteer firefighters battle cancer
Posted by news on 10/23/2017 4:17:00 AM.
Volunteer firefighters who are diagnosed with certain cancers are going to receive health benefits after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed key legislation into law.
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Carthage officials support bill to help volunteer fire fighters, want New York to pay for it
Posted by news on 8/23/2017 4:42:00 AM.
A bill designed to help qualified volunteer fire fighters battle the costs of cancer treatments is just Governor Andrew Cuomo's signature away from becoming law. But in Carthage, village officials are wondering where the money to pay for the health coverage will come from.
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Schumer continues push to help firefighters
Posted by news on 10/20/2016 4:43:00 AM.
Senator Chuck Schumer continues his push for a national firefighter cancer registry. Yesterday, Schumer was in Syracuse with representatives with the Firefighter Cancer Foundation of New York to launch new legislation to help medical professionals track and treat cancer in the firefighting community.
 
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New York working to better treat patients battling addiction
Posted by news on 7/13/2016 4:39:00 AM.
New York is working to balance the need to prescribe opiates as medicine and the need to prevent addiction and abuse. In this, the Cancer Society has given the State of New York a B grade.

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New program designed to help cancer patients in the North Country
Posted by news on 2/9/2016 9:04:00 AM.
A brand-new program at the Watertown Family YMCA is designed to help improve the life of cancer survivors. "Livestrong at the YMCA" starts next week and hopes to, among other goals, improve energy, build muscle mass and strength and help cancer survivors learn ways to live a healthy lifestyle through recovery and beyond.

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Mets GM To Receive Treatment For Cancer
Posted by news on 12/5/2015 11:49:00 AM.
The Mets announced GM  Sandy Alderson is battling a treatable cancer and doctors are "optimistic about a full recovery." 
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