Cancer screening partnership saves New York firefighter's life; Program serves as model for other cities

  • Source: WKBW-TV ABC 7 Buffalo
  • Published: 04/17/2024 12:00 AM

VIDEO: As Captain Mark Egloff approaches 30 years as a Buffalo firefighter, he's made history, receiving the first-ever line-of-duty cancer diagnosis within the department. "You know, you're scared when you hear it," he told 7 News. "Everyone hears cancer, you get scared of it. That's just the natural reaction." But thanks to a partnership between Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Buffalo Fire Department, and Buffalo Professional Firefighters Local 282, Captain Egloff's lung cancer was detected early. He had surgery and is now cancer-free and back on the job. "I was fortunate enough that we caught it early enough that it was just a little segment they took out," he explained. "They stitched me up, and I was good to go." Roswell Park operates Eddy, a mobile lung cancer screening unit, which focuses on at-risk populations.


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