Cancer More Deadly to Men than Women

Posted on February 13, 2016 by Disability Help Group

In a report from Health News, men are more likely to be stricken with and die from cancer than women are. Complications from cancer can lead to the need for Social Security disability benefits, in which you should meet with a Miami Gardens social security disability associate to see if you qualify.

In a study from the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, researchers found that men are at a greater risk of developing cancer, have a higher mortality rate, and less chance at a 5-year survival rate.

While men were found to have higher rates of certain types of cancer, the following types were among the highest: 

  • esophagus;
  • lip;
  • bladder; and
  • larynx.

Women were found to have higher rates of 5 different types of cancer, which include the following:

  • gall bladder;
  • anus;
  • peritoneum;
  • mesentery (part of the peritoneum); and
  • omentum (lower stomach fat pad).

Although researchers aren’t sure why there’s such a difference between men and women, some believe that men are exposed to more harmful chemicals, have higher levels of stress, hormone differences, sex differences, and receive less preventative/maintenance health care.

When you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, you could become permanently disabled. You should meet with your Miami Gardens Social Security disability associate who can assist you with applying for disability benefits.

Filing for Social Security disability benefits is complicated and time-consuming, but at Disability Help Group, our team of disability representatives is ready for the challenge. We like to empower our clients by providing a FREE Social Security disability guide so you can learn more about the process of filing for disability benefits.

When you’re ready to get started, contact the Disability Help Group to begin your claim. Our state-of-the-art, customized intake, and database system means less hassle, so you can focus on what’s most important to you instead of having to spend your days wading through confusing legalese and legal red tape. Call today – 1-(800)-800-3332.