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Parkinson’s Disease Linked to Increased Rate of Prostate and Melanoma Cancer

Posted on February 17, 2016 by Disability Help Group

It may be surprising to some, but the chances of becoming disabled at some point during the working years are high. Long-term disability benefits can help while wages aren’t coming in. Chronic conditions such as Parkinson’s are just one example of a debilitating disease or medical condition.

In a report from the Doctor’s Lounge, Parkinson’s disease has been linked to an increased risk of prostate and melanoma cancer.

A new study indicates that not only are patients with Parkinson’s at a higher risk of these cancers but family members could also be. This comes after researchers’ analyzed genealogical data on almost 3,000 people whose deaths were due to Parkinson’s.

There were higher rates of people suffering from melanoma or prostate cancer, with the risk also extending to relatives in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation.
This indicates a strong genetic link between Parkinson’s and melanoma and prostate cancer.

The hope is that these results will shed light in other areas of research, particularly in understanding how Parkinson’s disease works and new screening strategies for melanoma and prostate cancer.

These preliminary findings will still need to face larger studies.

If you have received the diagnosis of a severe medical condition and know that you will be unable to work for a period of time, you may have a lot of questions. You should consult with a Palm Beach County long-term disability representative who can help determine eligibility 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.