Buccal Mucosa Cancer and Receiving Social Security Disability
Your cells are the primary building blocks of your body. This is where cancer begins. It develops from defects (mutations) that occur in your cells.
When the cancer process occurs, old cells do not die like they ought to. New cells are produced even though they are not needed.
A mass (tumor) can develop from these extra cells. These tumors can be malignant or benign. The malignant tumors are cancer. The benign tumors are not.
Cancer is much more than one disease. It is a huge category of diseases. Cancer is marked 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 named for where they begin in your body. For example, pancreatic cancer begins in your pancreas. Lung cancer begins in your lungs. Cancer may metastasize (spread) to other areas of your body, but it is still named by where it formed in your body.
Your buccal mucosa is defined as the inner lining of your cheeks and the back of your lips. It is inside of your mouth where these areas touch your teeth.
Buccal mucosa cancer is cancer that begins in the cells of your buccal mucosa. It is a type of oral cancer.
As with several other kinds of cancer, buccal mucosa cancer usually does not cause any signs or symptoms in its early stages. Later, signs and symptoms that you may have include:
Problems in moving your tongue or jaw
Your dentures becoming uncomfortable or not fitting right because your jaw is swollen
A red or white lump in your mouth that does not go away after two weeks
Severe ear pain
Numbness of your tongue or other areas of your mouth
A red, raised patch in your mouth that bleeds easily
A thickening or lump in your mouth
Problems with swallowing or chewing
Soreness or the feeling that something is caught in your throat
Pain that gets worse when you are drinking or eating.
You or a loved one may have buccal mucosa cancer. This disease and/or complications that have resulted from it may have brought about you or your loved ones disability and inability to work.
You may need help if this is the case. You may need financial assistance.
You or your loved one may consider 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 caused by buccal mucosa cancer and/or complications that have resulted from this disease. You or your loved one may have already applied and been turned down by the Social Security Administration.
If you or your loved one decides to reapply or appeal the denial, remember this. People who have a disability lawyer on their side like the one you will find at Disability Case Review are approved more often than people who are not represented by a disability attorney.