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Positive Health News: Cancer Deaths are Declining

Posted on February 17, 2016 by Disability Help Group

Long-term disability benefits can help to offset lost income while a person is recovering from a severe medical condition.

According to a report from NIH News, there continues to be a decline in all types of cancer deaths. The most recent reporting comes from the Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, for the years between 2003 and 2007.

A decade ago, the death rate for men with lung cancer began to drop and now there is finally a decrease in the same type for women.

In addition, the report finds that as far as new cancer cases, there has been a decrease of just less than 1% every year during the period between 2003 and 2007.

The study also included data on tumors, finding that non-malignant were twice as common as malignant tumors.

For men, there is a decrease in stomach, brain (malignant), lung, colon and rectum, pharynx and oral cavity cancers. There has been an increase in melanoma of the skin, kidney, liver and pancreas cancers.

For women, there has been a decrease in breast, oral cavity, uterine, lung, cervical and bladder cancers. But there has been an increase in leukemia, melanoma of the skin, thyroid, pancreas, and kidney cancer.

If you have been diagnosed with cancer or another type of serious condition that has left you unable to work, you should consult with a Miami long-term disability representative.

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.