Bladder Cancer Risk Increases for Smokers
If bladder cancer prevents you from working, you may qualify for long term disability benefits.
A new study, published in the Journal of American Medical Association reports that smokers have higher odds of developing bladder cancer. In fact, current smokers are “four times as likely to develop bladder cancer, compared with people who have never smoked and former smokers have 2.2 times the risk”. Source Bladder Cancer New York Times article.
Researchers at the National Cancer Institute, speculate that the increased risk might be a reflection of the use of more toxic chemicals such as Beta Naphthalene, which is known to raise the risk of bladder cancer.
You should consult with a long term disability attorney if you become disabled as a result of bladder cancer.
If you have purchased a disability claim from a private insurer or have coverage through your employer, you may be eligible for long term disability benefits but remember, the long term disability carriers don’t make it easy for those disabled by bladder cancer to get the disability benefits that they deserve.
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