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Infections May Cause 1 in 6 Cases of Cancer and Result in Long-Term Disability

Posted on February 16, 2016 by Disability Help Group

According to CNN Health, a research study published in The Lancet Oncology showed that several types of infections can cause cancer in patients who do not receive the proper treatment. When a disabling condition prevents you from performing substantial gainful activity it may qualify you for long-term disability benefits.

The Human papillomavirus (HPV), hepatitis B and C, and Helicobacter pylori are some of the common infectious diseases that have been linked to cervical, head, and neck cancers. Researchers believe that 1 in 6 cases of cancer are caused by these infections, which could be prevented or treated before they become disabling. Both HPV and hepatitis B can be vaccinated, while hepatitis C and Helicobacter pylori can be treated with antibiotics and other drug therapies.

If patients seek treatment for these infections earlier, they may be able to prevent the development of cancer later on. Cancer can become a disabling condition that could result in symptoms and treatments that cause fatigue, illness, and other serious conditions that make it difficult to work. In these cases, you may qualify for long-term disability benefits that can help you get the treatment you need while staying financially afloat.

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 cut through the red tape and fight for your benefits, no matter where you live in the U.S! Contact our disability representative today – 1-(800)-800-3332.