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Kidney Disease May Increase Risk of Cancer Death

Posted on February 16, 2016 by Disability Help Group

Cancer patients may be more likely to die from their condition if they are also afflicted with chronic kidney disease. This is according to a new study by researchers at the University of Sydney, published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

The study tracked 3,654 patients and found that the patients who suffered from chronic kidney disease (CKD) were 1.3 times more likely to die from cancer than those whose kidneys were functioning normally. The mortality rates were even higher for the patients with urinary tract cancers and women with breast cancer.

Kidney function is extremely important for overall health. The kidneys filter out waste and when function is impaired by kidney disease it can increase the risk of developing other harmful and disabling health conditions.

There are approximately 26 million adults in America living with kidney disease, according to the National Kidney Foundation, and many go untreated until the condition is in the advanced stages. CKD, also known as chronic renal disease, is a disabling condition that may qualify a person for Social Security and long-term disability benefits.

Long-term disability benefits are often available to people with private insurance coverage for chronic illnesses or sudden injuries. Both cancer and CKD are typically long-term conditions that can cause severe impairment, especially in the end-stages of the diseases.

Disability Help Group are here to help those with CKD, cancer, and any other type of disabling condition secure the disability benefits to which they are entitled. Call us today at 1-(800)-800-3332 to schedule a FREE consultation and learn about all of the disability benefits that may be available.