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Bile Duct Cancer | Bladder Cancer | Brain Cancer | Breast Cancer | Colon Cancer | Esophagus Cancer | Gall Bladder Cancer | Leukemia | Liver Cancer | Lung Cancer | Multiple Myeloma | Nasal Pharynx Cancer | Lymphoma | Ovarian Cancer | Pancreas Cancer | Rectal Cancer | Salivary Gland Cancer | Small Intestine Cancer | Stomach Cancer | Thyroid Cancer
Committed To Providing You with the Best Service Possible
At the Cancer Benefits Center for Downwinders®, we are committed to providing you with the best service possible.
Downwinders® Call Center
Our call center is operated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days per year. We are pleased to talk with you any time day or night, around the clock. Our operators are pleasant and friendly. We know how important it is to speak to a friendly voice, instead of an answering machine telling you to leave a message or to call back during business hours.
Our document preparation department will be working closely with you to prepare all the necessary documents throughout the entire claim process. You will find that our preparation staff are very friendly and knowledgeable and are ready and able to answer any questions that you may have. They are here to help guide you through this process and to make it as quick and easy for you as possible.
Our research department team is dedicated to help you with any special documents that are needed for your claim. They are very knowledgeable as to the specific documents necessary to complete the requirements for the particular type of claim that you are filing. If you need help acquiring documents, they have connections in cities, counties, and states throughout the entire United States. Whether it be identification, medical, or presence documentation that is needed, they can help.
Our investigative branch works behind the scenes and will get involved with your claim if and when our research team has problems obtaining any documents that are required and necessary to getting your claim approved and paid. They have a network of investigative field support throughout the entire United States and will contract with them to bring the specialized expertise needed to help obtain that particular document.
At the Cancer Benefits Center for Downwinders®, our entire staff is here to help you obtain your claim benefits as quickly and as effortlessly as possible. Our goal is to eliminate your stress and frustration throughout the entire process. You will find that each of our departments has its own expertise. However, all of us are working together to get the money in your hands as quickly as possible.
We are not only a help line for individuals seeking general information or help with a claim. We also promote these programs throughout the United States and educate the general public, attorneys/law firms, and doctors/hospitals as to the benefits of these cancer programs.
In addition, we support cancer research programs and are helping to bring cancer to an end. While we are making strides toward a cure for cancer, we still have a long way to go. No matter where we live or what we do for a living, one out of every three of us will get some type of cancer. However, today we do know that the best chance we have of surviving cancer is early detection. Please make sure that you get your regular cancer tests.
The following is a summary of American Cancer Society recommendations for early detection of cancer in asymptomatic people:
A cancer-related checkup is recommended every 3 years for people ages 20-40 and every year for people ages 40 and older. This exam should include health counseling and, depending on a person's age, might include examinations for cancers of the thyroid, oral cavity, skin, lymph nodes, testes and ovaries, as well as for some nonmalignant diseases.
Women 40 and older should have an annual mammogram, an annual clinical breast exam (CBE) performed by a health care professional, and should perform monthly breast self-examination. The CBE should be conducted close to the scheduled mammogram. Women ages 20-39 should have a clinical breast exam performed by a health care professional every three years and should perform monthly breast self-examination.
Men and women ages 50 or older should follow one of the following examination schedules:
- A fecal occult blood test every year and a flexible sigmoidoscopy every five years.
- A colonoscopy every 10 years.
- A double-contrast barium enema every five to 10 years.
- A digital rectal exam should be done at the same time as sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, or double-contrast barium enema. People who are at moderate or high risk for colorectal cancer should talk with a doctor about a different testing schedule.
The ACS recommends that both the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test and the digital rectal examination be offered annually, beginning at age 50, to men who have a life expectancy of at least 10 years and to younger men who are at high risk. Men in high risk groups, such as those with a strong familial predisposition (e.g., two or more affected first-degree relatives), or African Americans may begin at a younger age (e.g.,45 years).
Cervix: All women who are or have sexually active or who are 18 and older should have an annual Pap test and pelvic examination. After three or more consecutive satisfactory examinations with normal findings, the Pap test may be performed less frequently. Discuss the matter with your physician.
Endometrium: Women at high risk for cancer of the uterus should have a sample of endometrial tissue examined when menopause begins.