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A Brain Tumor and Receiving Social Security Disability

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Cells are the building blocks of your body. This is where cancer begins. When your body is functioning as it should, old cells die when they should and get replaced by new cells as your body needs them. Sometimes, this process does not work right. Old cells do not die like they ought to, and new cells are made even when they are not needed. A tumor (mass) can be the result of these excess cells. These tumors can be either benign or malignant. Benign tumors are not cancer. Malignant tumors are cancer. A brain tumor is a growth or mass of abnormal cells in your brain. There are over 120 different kinds of tumors that can develop in your brain. Some of these growths are benign. Others are malignant. The tumors that start in your brain are referred to as primary brain tumors. If cancer begins in another area of your body and then spreads to your brain, it is called a metastatic or secondary brain tumor. Over 200,000 people are diagnosed with either a primary or metastatic brain tumor each year in the United States. Around 40,000 of these are primary brain tumors. This means that the vast majority of brain tumors are metastatic. The signs and symptoms that you experience with a brain tumor may vary greatly. They are determined by the size, rate of growth and location of your brain tumor. Some of the many different signs and symptoms that you may have are: You or a loved one may have been diagnosed with a brain tumor. This disorder may be causing you or your loved one’s disability. It may be the reason why you are unable to work. If this is your situation, you may need assistance. You or your loved one may need financial help. Have you or your loved one thought about applying for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits from the Social Security Administration because of the disability caused by a brain tumor? Were you or your loved one turned down by the Social Security Administration? If you or your loved one appeals the denial by the Social Security Administration, always remember this. People who are represented by a diligent disability attorney like the one you will find at are approved more often than people who are not represented by a lawyer. Please do not hesitate. Contact the experienced disability attorney at, today.
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