Bone Cancer and Receiving Social Security Disability
The building blocks of your body are cells. Cancer begins in your cells. Your cells continuously grow, divide and make new cells as long as you live. When you are healthy, your body is able to control this process according to its needs. When this process goes wrong, old cells do not die like they ought to, and new cells are made when your body does not need them.
These excess cells can form a mass that is referred to as a tumor. These tumors that are formed may be benign or malignant. Benign tumors are not cancer. Malignant ones are cancer.
Cancer is a group of diseases, not just one. It is indicated by cells that are invasive (they invade and destroy adjacent tissue), aggressive (they grow and divide without respect to normal limits) and sometimes metastatic (they spread to other parts of the body).
There are many different kinds of cancer. They are usually designated for where they begin in your body. For example, colon cancer begins in your colon. Stomach cancer begins in your stomach. Even if it spreads to other organs, cancer is still named by where it started in your body.
Cancer is also categorized by the type of cell that the tumor appears like. Some examples of this are germ cell tumor, carcinoma, sarcoma, blastic tumor and lymphoma.
Bone cancer begins in your bones. Your body is made up of 206 bones. Your bones help give shape and structure to your body. Your bones help protect your fragile organs, contain bone marrow that stores and makes new blood cells and help control your bodys collection of various nutrients and proteins.
Each year, more than 2,000 people are diagnosed with some type of bone cancer in the United States. Bone cancer is most common in children and adolescents. It is less common in older adults.
The most common sign or symptom of bone cancer is pain. This pain usually gets worse over time. Other signs and symptoms that you may have include:
Unintended weight loss
Fever and chills
Weakened bones that may lead to fractures
Tenderness and swelling close to the affected area.
You or your child with disability may have been diagnosed with bone cancer. This disease may be the reason for your disability. It may be why you need financial assistance.
Did you apply for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits from the Social Security Administration for you or your child with disability because of the disability caused by bone cancer? Were you or your child with disability denied by the Social Security Administration?
If you plan to appeal the denial by the Social Security Administration, always keep this in mind. People with a wise disability attorney like the one you will find at disabilitycasereview.com are approved more often than people without a lawyer.