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Use Of X-Ray Equipment Can Possibly Lead To Cancer

If you have, or someone you know has, worked with any Non-Intrusive Inspection (NII) Equipment such as Gamma Ray Systems, Z-Portal, Z- Backscatter Van, Portable Contraband Detector “Buster”, VACIS, and Radiation Portal Monitor, you/they may be at a high risk of getting cancer. If you are a Federal Law Enforcement Officer/Agent, or know someone, who has been diagnosed with cancer, please contact us to setup a free consultation.

WHAT IS PAPILLARY THYROID CARCINOMA AND SYMPTOMS?

Papillary carcinoma of the thyroid is the most common type of thyroid cancer. This cancer is most common in adults over the age of 45. Papillary carcinoma of the thyroid is a slow-growing cancer that typically develops in only one lobe of the thyroid gland. When caught in its early stages this cancer has a high survival rate. One of the possible causes of this cancer is radiation exposure at harmful levels.

WHAT IS MEDULLARY THYROID CANCER AND SYMPTOMS?

Medullary thyroid cancer is a rare form of thyroid cancer, accounting for only 3 to 4 percent of thyroid cancer diagnoses. Because of this, detecting the cancer early can be difficult. Medullary thyroid cancer commonly advances from the thyroid into the lymph nodes. Undiagnosed medullary thyroid cancer can spread into other neck tissues and eventually reach the liver, lungs, bone, and brain. Once it reaches distant parts of the body it’s unlikely to be cured. One of the possible causes of this cancer is radiation exposure at harmful levels.

Recently, it has been reported that Federal Law Enforcement Officers and Agents are getting cancer possibly as a result of working with certain radiation devices. There are Border Patrol Agents affected. We currently are working on two cases of Customs and Border Protection Officers who have also been diagnosed with cancer which could possibly be as a result of their employment duties. If you have, or someone you know has, worked with any Non-Intrusive Inspection (NII) Equipment such as, but not limited to:

1. Gamma Ray Systems
2. Z-Portal, Z- Backscatter Van
3. Portable Contraband Detector “Buster”
4. VACIS, and Radiation Portal Monitor

You/they may be at a high risk of getting cancer. If you are a Federal Law Enforcement Officer/Agent, or know someone, who has been diagnosed with cancer, please contact us to setup a free consultation.

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