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    Default Firefighters battling higher-than-normal cancer rates

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    June 14, 2019

    Firefighters around the country are experiencing higher-than-normal cancer rates, yet they're finding fighting city hall may be tougher than fires when it comes to collecting workers compensation claims. Tony Dokoupil reports on the challenges facing firefighters stricken with cancer in a report for "CBS Sunday Morning" to be broadcast June 16.
    Patrick Mahoney, a firefighter with 15 years on the job in Baytown, Texas, was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2017. At the time, there had been other cases of cancer among his colleagues – firefighters who didn't smoke or chew tobacco.
    "They were healthy people," Mahoney told Dokoupil, co-host of "CBS This Morning." "So, when I was diagnosed, I definitely felt it was job-related.

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