Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia and Receiving Social Security Disability
Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects your blood or bone marrow. It is evidenced by an abnormal accumulation of blood cells that are usually leukocytes (white blood cells).
Leukemia is used to refer to a variety of diseases. It is pathologically and clinically divided into groups and categories. The first division is into leukemias acute and chronic forms. Then, leukemia is divided according to the kind of blood cell that it affects. These two divisions are myelogenous and lymphocytic.
Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) is one of the types of lymphocytic leukemia. It affects your blood and bone marrow.
Acute lymphocytic leukemia gets its name from the word "acute" that indicates that the disease develops rapidly and affects immature blood cells, rather than mature blood cells. Lymphocytic is a reference to the white blood cells that the disease affects.
Acute lymphocytic leukemia is also known by other names. It is also called acute lymphoblastic leukemia and acute childhood leukemia.
Although adults, especially those 65 and over, get this form of leukemia, it is the most common form of leukemia in young children. In fact, acute lymphocytic leukemia represents 80% of all the childhood acute leukemias. Most of the cases occur in children 3 - 7 years of age.
There are several effects that acute lymphocytic leukemia can have on you. Some of these are:
Severe or frequent nosebleeds
Shortness of breath
Bleeding from your gums
Fatigue, weakness or a general loss of energy
Infections that happen often
Skin that is pale
Loss of appetite
Swollen lymph nodes that cause lumps around and in your groin, stomach, underarm and neck.
These effects caused by acute lymphocytic leukemia can be debilitating. You or a loved one may be disabled and unable to work because of this disease.
You may be looking for help if this is the case. You may be searching for financial help.
Where will that financial assistance come from? Who can you turn to? Who can and will help you?
Have you, on behalf of your child with disability, or your loved one applied for that financial assistance from the Social Security Administration because of the disability caused by acute lymphocytic leukemia? Was your child with disability or your loved one denied by the Social Security Administration?
You or your loved one may plan on appealing the denial by the Social Security Administration. If this is what you decide to do, here is something for you to think about.
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