Chemotherapy, Breast Cancer, and Your Rights to Long Term Disability Benefits
Dr. Jim, of the Moffit Cancer Center, has recently published an analysis of how Chemotherapy effects cognitive functioning in Breast Cancer survivors in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. It’s not uncommon that patients that are undergoing Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer experience some kind of cognitive impairment and Dr. Jim’s studies indicate that the cognitive impairment persists even through the end of treatment.
The long term effects of chemotherapy include difficulty finding words and lapses in visual spatial abilities. In some groups of patients, changes in both the brain structure and function.
If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer or have cognitive problems as a result of the chemotherapy, and you have purchased a private disability policy or have been provided a group disability policy through your employer, you may be entitled to long term disability benefits.
Unfortunately, the long term disability carriers’ don’t always make it easy to get the disability benefits that you deserve and will deny disability benefits of breast cancer survivors who have cognitive problems as a result of their chemotherapy. If your claim has been denied, don’t give up! You can learn more about your rights to long term disability benefits by contacting Tampa Bay breast cancer long term disability attorney Nancy Cavey, who can help you win the long term disability benefits that you deserve. Call today at 727.894.3188 for an appointment.
Cited from: Long Term Effects of Chemo on the Cognitive Function of Cancer Patients, Heather Jim, PhD, Gary Roden, MD, Tim Ahles, PhD