Lieutenant Joe Minogue: A Heroic Survivor Shares His Story

In 2006, Lieutenant Joe Minogue was diagnosed with head and neck cancer and in 2017, he was diagnosed yet again, but with bladder cancer. Throughout multiple treatments that included chemotherapy and radiation, the WTC Health Program (WTCHP) was always there for Lieutenant Joe Minogue and his family. Lieutenant Minogue feels that being part of the FDNY is "like having a family with [him] the whole way…It was nice and that relationship continues to this day".

Even though his cancers put a stop to his firefighting career, Lieutenant Minogue continues to be an active member of the FDNY community, such as with his work as a Liaison to FDNY for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) and as a New York State NFFF Lead Advocate.

Annual monitoring with the WTCHP can help you identify risk, detect illness, or begin early treatment which may enable you to manage your condition, enter remission or find a cure. If you are a member diagnosed with cancer, you are not alone and there is hope. The WTC Cancer Case Management Team can help you navigate your condition(s) with quality medical care and support services each step of the way.

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