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Cancer - Disability Claim

Cancer can be a debilitating illness, but as medical science makes improvements in treatment and life expectancy improves, more and more insurance companies are denying claims for long term disability.


Toronto Disability Lawyers at Share Lawyers we have extensive experience in handling cases involving individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer. We understand the patience and compassion that is needed to handle such a case, together with the need for sound legal advice. When you are suffering from these symptoms you are not at your best, and need the steady compassionate advice of experienced lawyers to assist you in navigating your way to fair and equitable resolution of your claim.

We would encourage you to contact us to consult further about your claim, to see if we can be of assistance to you and your family.

There are time limits to all claims and any delay in proceeding may be subject to a deadline so you should not delay in proceeding with your claim or obtaining legal advice to clarify these deadlines.

Click here to take a Free Online Assessment now and find out if you have a case.

Facts & Figures - Cancer

Because there are over 100 types of cancers affecting many different parts of the body, symptoms come in many varieties. Lung cancer, the most common form, might be indicated by coughing, wheezing, chest pain, and shortness of breath. Another widespread form is breast cancer, which can cause a lump or indentation in the breast, as well as a change in the colouration of the nipple or unusual discharge from the nipple. Pain or difficulty urinating can be a sign of prostate cancer. However, it is not uncommon for someone to suffer no symptoms at all until the disease is diagnosed.

Fact: In a report on worldwide cancer survival rates, Canada ranked near the top of the 31 countries studied with an estimate five-year survival rate of 82.5 percent.

Fact: 50-75% of cancer deaths are caused by three harmful behaviors: tobacco use, lack of exercise, and poor diet.

Fact: 5% of cancers are hereditary. A person whose family has a history of a specific form of this affliction is more likely to develop it one day.

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