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Risk of Melanoma May Be Increased by Parkinson’s disease

Posted on February 17, 2016 by Disability Help Group

If you’re no longer able to work because of the need to undergo treatment for a severe health condition, then you may be entitled to receive long-term disability benefits.

In a report from Health Day, the risk of melanoma may be increased with those who have Parkinson’s disease. A new report linking the two medical conditions has experts warning that those with Parkinson’s should be getting checked annually for skin cancer.

Over the last 10 years, researchers have been seeing more evidence of how certain types of cancer may be risk factors for those with Parkinson’s. In general, most types of cancer, especially those related to smoking, are less likely in patients with Parkinson’s; however, the evidence has also shown that Parkinson’s patients are twice as likely to develop melanoma. Researchers also believe the opposite is true, meaning those with melanoma are more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease.

So far researchers haven’t discovered the cause of the association between the two conditions, but do have some ideas. For now, they caution people who have Parkinson’s to take measures to protect themselves when out in the sun.

If you have questions concerning your eligibility for long-term disability benefits or if your claim has been denied, then you should seek legal counsel. A Palm Beach County long-term disability representative can help.

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 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.