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Appendiceal Cancer and Receiving Social Security Disability

Cancer originates in your cells, which are the building blocks of your body. When your body is functioning like it should, new cells are made as you need them and old cells die when they are supposed to being replaced by new cells. However, this process does not always work the way it is supposed to. New cells originate even when you do not need them, and old cells do not die when they ought to. The extra cells may form a mass that is called a tumor.  These tumors are either benign or malignant. Benign ones are not cancer. Malignant tumors are cancer. Cancer is actually a group of diseases. Each one of these diseases is evidenced by cells that are aggressive (they grow and divide without respect to normal limits), invasive (they invade and destroy adjacent tissue) and sometimes metastatic (they spread to other parts of your body). There are many different kinds of cancer. Most are named for where they begin in your body. For example, stomach cancer begins in your stomach. Liver cancer begins in your liver. Appendiceal cancer begins in your appendix. Appendiceal cancer is often considered to be a form of colorectal cancer because your appendix is located close to your colon. Appendiceal cancer is an uncommon kind of cancer. It accounts for about 1% of colorectal cancer cases in the United States. This means that it affects around 1,500 people each year in this country. There are several forms of cancer that can begin in your appendix. These include signet-ring cell adenocarcinoma, carcinoid tumor, paraganglioma, colonic-type adenocarcinoma and mucinous cystadenocarcinoma. Many times, appendiceal cancer is asymptomatic. What this means is that you may not have any signs or symptoms at all. If you do experience signs and symptoms, they may include: It is important that you understand that each one of these signs and symptoms is not specifically related to appendiceal cancer. They may result from something other than this disease. You or a loved one may be suffering from appendiceal cancer. Appendiceal cancer and/or complications that have developed from it or other conditions that you have along with this disease may have caused you or your loved one’s disability and inability to work. You may need help as a result of this. You may need financial assistance. You or your loved one may be thinking about applying for the financial help that you need from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits because of the disability that has been brought about by appendiceal cancer and/or complications that have resulted from it or other conditions that you have along with this disease. You may have already taken this step, and your application was denied by the Social Security Administration. If you or your loved one is considering reapplying or appealing the denial, here is an important fact that you really need to keep in mind that you may not have heard about. The fact is that people who have a disability lawyer on their side like the one you will find at are approved more often than people who are not represented by a disability attorney. Please do not hesitate. Contact the disability lawyer at, today.