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What Every Woman Should Know About the Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

The symptoms of ovarian cancer in the early stages are not often acute or intense. In most cases, ovarian cancer isn’t detected during a routine pelvic exam unless the doctor knows that the ovaries are enlarged. Potential symptoms of ovarian cancer can include: Bloating Pelvic abdominal pain Trouble eating or feeling full quickly Feeling the need to urinate urgently Fatigue Upset stomach or heartburn Back pain Pain during sex Unfortunately, the PAP Test won’t detect ovarian cancer as it is only used to detect cancer of the cervix. Screening tests can include: Pelvic exam Transvaginal Sonography C1025 Test If you have been diagnosed...

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Americans with Cancer, Heart Disease, Stroke, Diabetes and Chronic Lung Disease are Vulnerable to Medicaid Cuts

State specific reports released on September 14, 2011 indicate that millions of Americans in California, Illinois, New York and Texas could lose their doctor’s, medication and treatment because of Medicaid cuts. This report was released jointly by the American Cancer Society, Cancer Action Network, American Diabetes Association, American Wellness Association and Families USA. There are 18 additional state specific reports including a report about Florida. You can check these out at to learn how Medicaid cuts may impact Florida Social Security Disability recipients. Cutting off Medicaid recipients from treatment, prescriptions and physicians is “counter to everything that we hope to accomplish”...

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Gene Therapies Trained to Kill Cancer

In a bold new experiment at the University of Pennsylvania, doctors removed a billion of William Ludwig’s T-Cells. T-Cells are white blood cells that fight viruses and tumors. The T-Cells were given new genes that were programmed to attack his cancer. The altered cells were then dripped back into Mr. Ludwig’s veins and, after a few weeks, his leukemia was gone. According to an article in the New York Times: Science Times there was “no trace of it anywhere, no leukemic cells in his blood or bone marrow, no more bulging lymph nodes on his CT scans.” This treatment was described...

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18,000 New HIV Cases in the United States

If you are unable to work as a result of HIV, you may qualify to receive long term disability benefits if you have purchased a disability plan from a private insurer who had coverage through an employer. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported in a three year campaign intended to expand HIV testing and get people in to treatment, revealed more than 18,000 adults who were new to learn that they were infected. According to Kevin Fenton, Director of CDC AIDS Prevention Center “an estimated 240,000 Americans- a fifth of the nearly 1.2 million living with HIV- don’t know...

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Diagnosing Celiac Disease and Social Security Disability Claims

Social Security Disability is a federal insurance program that was established in 1954. It provides monthly benefits for people who have worked in the past, pays Social Security tax and are unable to work for a year or more because a medical condition. The diagnosis of celiac disease involves three steps: An examination. Your physician will take a medical history from you and include information about your symptoms and your emotional state. Your doctor will perform a physical examination to check for and list emaciation, hypertension, high blood pressure, dermatitis, easy bruising, bone scan, mucus membrane changes, vitamin deficiency, loss of sensation in the...

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September 21st Was World Alzheimer’s Day

Every year on September 21st, the Alzheimer’s Associations around the world recognize World Alzheimer’s Day. The Alzheimer disease is the most common type of dimension and a collective name for degenerative brain syndromes that can affect your memory, thinking, behavior and emotions. If you have purchased an individual disability benefits policy, you may be entitled to long term disability benefits for Alzheimer’s. It’s important that you consult with a long term disability attorney to review your disability policy. Why? Many long term disability policies will have limits on the coverage that will include a two year limitation on psychiatric conditions diagnosed under...

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It’s Time to See a Doctor if You Suffer From the Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

If you have recurrent bouts of abdominal pain, diarrhea or constipation, it’s time to see a doctor. Did you know that there are no tests to identify irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and it’s diagnosed based on a defined pattern of signs and symptoms. If irritable bowel syndrome prevents you from working, you may be entitled to long term disability benefits if you purchased a disability policy from a private insurer or have coverage through an employer. The typical signs and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome are: Pain or discomfort in your belly; Pain or discomfort that happens several days or more per month over at...

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Cancer Diagnosis May Throw Your Financial World Upside Down

If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, one of your first worries might be where you should get your medical treatment and will you be able to continue working during treatment. If your breast cancer prevents you from working, you may be entitled to receive long term disability benefits if you’ve purchased a disability plan from a private insurer or have coverage through an employer. You should talk to your human resources department and determine whether or not you have short term disability and long term disability insurance benefits. Most short term disability policies will cover 13 to 26 weeks of...

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New Non-Invasive Treatments for Deep Vein Thrombosis Can Change Your Treatment Options

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) can lead to post-thrombotic syndrome, pulmonary embolism, permanent damage to your leg and even death. If your deep vein thrombosis prevents you from working for a long period, you may be able to receive long term disability benefits if you’ve purchased a disability plan from a private insurer or have coverage through your employer. According to Dr. Bedanthm of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, there are over 600,000 people in the United States each who are hospitalized with deep vein thrombosis and more that 100,000 people die of resulting pulmonary embolism. Did you know...

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The Truth About Getting Long Term Disability Benefits for Prostate Cancer

If you are suffering from prostate cancer that has resulted in you being unable to work and your claim for long term disability benefits has been denied, you should consult with a prostate cancer long term disability attorney. Many long term disability carriers will initially pay disability benefits for prostate cancer but, post-operatively, terminate their benefits on the basis that you are now able to return to work. Unfortunately, there can be many complications from prostate cancer and including problems with the side effects of radiation or medication. Those side effects alone can be the basis of continuing long term disability...

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