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Current Prostate Cancer Guidelines May Result in Unnecessary Biopsies

Posted on February 14, 2016 by Disability Help Group

Long-term disability benefits may be available if you have been diagnosed with a medical condition that prevents you from working for a long period of time or indefinitely. Disability benefits can be used to help offset the impact of lost income.

The New York Times reports that according to a new study, current prostate cancer guidelines may result in unnecessary biopsies. Currently, the guidelines state that men whose prostate-specific antigen (PSA) rises quickly need to undergo a biopsy to check for prostate cancer.

Yet PSA increases are normal as men age and may not be the important factor in determining whether or not men should undergo a biopsy. According to some experts, these biopsies don’t necessarily help in detecting aggressive cancers.

This study reaches the conclusion that PSA levels should not be a determining factor for men to undergo a biopsy. Recommendations are being made to remove this from current prostate cancer guidelines.

Other experts disagree with these findings and contend that patients should undergo a second PSA screening in order to determine if the levels are truly high. This is because other factors can increase levels that have nothing to do with prostate cancer.

If you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer or any other severe medical condition that has resulted in disability, a long-term disability representative can work with you to determine if your illness will actually qualify you for disability benefits.

Long-term disability benefits may be available to those who have purchased a disability plan from a private insurer or have coverage through an employer. Unfortunately, the insurers don’t make it easy for the disabled to get access to the benefits they deserve. When a severe medical condition makes it impossible for you to work and you’ve been denied your long-term disability benefits, a representative from Disability Help Group can help you to cut through the red tape and fight for your benefits, no matter where you live in the U.S! Contact a South Florida disability representative today – 1-(800)-800-3332.