Stomach Cancer And Your Rights To Long Term Disability Benefits
Did you know that stomach cancer is the 4th most common cancer worldwide and the 2nd leading causes of cancer deaths in the world?
More than 10,000 American suffer from stomach cancer and 1 in every 114 men and women are at risk of this deadly disease!
However, if you are diagnosed with stomach cancer, you should immediately apply for long term disability benefits.
Stomach cancer signs and symptoms
Early stage stomach cancer rarely causes symptoms and, as a result, detection is difficult. However, signs and symptoms of stomach cancer can include:
1. Indigestion, heartburn or ulcer-type symptoms;
2. Difficulty swallowing;
3. Abdominal pain or vague discomfort in the abdomen, usually above the navel;
4. Nausea and vomiting and/or bloating after meals;
5. Vomiting blood, or blood in the stool;
6. Diarrhea or constipation;
7. Loss of appetite;
8. Unexplained weight loss;
9. Weakness and fatigue;
10. Sense of fullness after eating small amounts of food (also called early satiety); and
11. Symptoms may mimic other conditions, such as GERD, gastritis or peptic ulcer.
These signs and symptoms shouldn’t be ignored and you should immediately consult with your physician. These symptoms can sometimes also be caused by things other than stomach cancer and you want to have a peace of mind and have your physician determine the cause of your problem.
It may be hereditary and strikes young adults in their 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s. It’s typically diagnosed in the late stages and, unfortunately, there is a 5 year survival rate.
What should I do if I’ve been diagnosed with stomach cancer?
You may be entitled to long term disability benefits if you purchased a long term disability policy through your employer or bought your own disability policy. You should immediately contact Long Term Disability lawyer Nancy Cavey who can help you get the long term disability benefits you deserve for stomach cancer. It’s crucial that you get these benefits as quickly as possible so that you can get the medical care that you desperately need. Give us a call today at 727-894-3188 to setup your free consultation.