By Amber Jamieson
New York (NY) – Health authorities wanted prostate cancer to be included on the list of 9/11 cancers in 2013, but Mount Sinai Hospital—which treats and studies them at its World Trade Center Health Program—still doesn’t test for it.
Potential prostste cancer sufferers don’t realize they aren’t being tested, says patient James O’Connell, whose diagnosis of advanced prostate cancer was instead delivered by his primary-care doctor.
Five years ago, doctors discovered nodules on O’Connell’s lungs connected to his work as a first responder at Ground Zero, and he has been having bi-annual monitoring exams at Mount Sinai’s WTCHP ever since.
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