Retired FDNY firefighter receives cutting-edge spinal treatment to minimize pain

As a New York City firefighter, Blaise DelBianco was used to daily tests of his strength. But his biggest challenge came once he hung up his hat for good.

Now-retired DelBianco, 60, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2011. It was metastatic — meaning it had spread — though was not terminal. But the tumors that developed on his spine as a result of his diagnosis have kept him in agony every single day.

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