Colon Cancer and Receiving Social Security Disability
Cells are the building blocks of your body. This is where cancer begins. When your body is working like it ought to, old cells die when they are supposed to and are replaced by new cells as you need them. Things sometimes do not work like they should. Old cells may not die when they ought to, and new cells are produced even when you do not need them.
A mass (tumor) can be formed by these excess cells. These tumors can be either malignant or benign. If they are malignant, they are cancer. If they are benign, they are not.
Cancer is more than just a single disease. It is a group 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).
Colon cancer is one of the many types of cancer. It is also referred to as colorectal cancer. Colon cancer begins in your colon (large intestine). Rectal cancer begins in the last several inches of your colon, which is your rectum that is near your anus. When taken together they are referred to as colorectal cancers.
Colon cancer is the third most common type of cancer in women and men in the United States. Men get this type of cancer slightly more than women. It is estimated that almost 150,000 people are diagnosed with colon cancer each year in America.
As with many forms of cancer, colon cancer often causes no signs or symptoms in the early stages of the disease. If you do have signs and symptoms, you may experience:
Unintended weight loss
Blood in your stool or rectal bleeding
Tenderness in your lower abdomen and abdominal pain
Constipation, diarrhea or other changes in your bowel habits
Fatigue or weakness
Feeling like you are not emptying completely when you have a bowel movement
An intestinal obstruction.
You or a loved one may have colon cancer. This disease may be the cause of your disability. It may be why you or your loved one cannot work.
You may need assistance if this is the case. You may need financial help.
You or your loved one may have considered applying for the financial assistance that you need from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits because of the disability caused by colon cancer. Have you or your loved one already taken this step and been denied?
If you or your loved one decides to appeal the denial by the Social Security Administration, consider this. People who are represented by a disability attorney like the one you will find at disabilitycasereview.com are approved more often than people who do not have a disability lawyer.
We can help put you in touch with a disability attorney in your area, who can help you get the benefits you deserve.