Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia and Receiving Social Security Disability
Leukemia is a term that can refer to any one of several different cancers that affect your blood and/or bone marrow. It is evidenced by an abnormal accumulation of blood cells. These are usually leukocytes (white blood cells).
Leukemia can also refer to a wide spectrum of diseases. Leukemia is divided clinically and pathologically into categories and groups. Acute and chronic types of leukemia are the first division.
The next division of leukemia is based on the type of blood cell that it affects. These are lymphocytic and myelogenous leukemia.
Acute lymphocytic leukemia is a type of lymphocytic leukemia. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is the other type of lymphocytic leukemia.
Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) is one of the types of myelogenous leukemia. Chronic myelogenous leukemia is the other type of myelogenous leukemia. They both affect your blood and bone marrow.
Chronic myelogenous leukemia is an uncommon form of cancer. It gets its name from chronic, which means that it advances more slowly than the acute types of cancer, and myelogenous that indicates the kind of cells that are affected.
Chronic myelogenous leukemia is also called other things. It is also referred to as chronic granulocytic leukemia and chronic myeloid leukemia.
This disease usually affects older adults, but it can happen at any age. Children are rarely affected by chronic myelogenous leukemia. According to the National Cancer Institute, close to 5,000 people are diagnosed with this form of leukemia every year in the United States.
You may not be affected by chronic myelogenous leukemia for a long time. When you do begin to experience signs and symptoms with this disease they may include:
Malaise (general feeling of weakness or sickness)
Increased susceptibility to infections
Loss of appetite
Loss of weight without trying
Excessive sweating at night (night sweats)
Fullness or pain on your left side below your ribs.
Chronic myelogenous leukemia and/or complications resulting from or along with it can cause you to be debilitated. You or a loved one may be disabled because of this disorder.
You or your loved one may need help. You may need financial help.
Have you or your loved one applied for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits from the Social Security Administration because of the disability caused by chronic myelogenous leukemia and/or complications resulting from it? Were you or your loved one denied?
You or your loved one may decide to appeal the denial by the Social Security Administration. If you do, think about this.
You may need a disability attorney like the one you will find at Disability Case Review to help you through this procedure. This is true because people who have a disability lawyer working for them are approved more often than those people who are not represented by an attorney.