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Betty Ford Remembered for Bringing Breast Cancer Out of the Shadows

Posted on February 13, 2016 by Disability Help Group

Breast cancer can lead to severe complications and permanent disability. If your health condition prevents you from working, you may be entitled to receive Social Security disability benefits.

In a report from CNN Health, the death of Betty Ford has been a time to remember how she brought what was once a taboo topic, breast cancer, out of the shadows and into the public.

When Betty Ford was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1974, she did what no one else had done. She candidly talked about her experience with breast cancer. This prompted an increase in women not only asking to be screened for breast cancer, but for those who had been afraid to admit they had found a lump to seek medical attention.

Her encouragement to women was to be open and honest with the disease. While at one time this was not a topic addressed in public, she raised awareness of the health issues that surround breast cancer. It is hard to say how many lives she impacted.

The diagnosis of breast cancer can be a frightening one and you may already be dealing with enough stress concerning treatment, that applying for disability benefits may sound too overwhelming. This is where a Georgia Social Security associate can help. Contact one today to discuss your eligibility for disability benefits.

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