Oral 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).
Oral cancer is one of the many types of cancer. It is cancer that originates in any area of your mouth. This includes cancer that begins on your tongue, gums, lips, floor and roof of your mouth or the inside lining of your cheeks.
Somewhere around 35,000 new cases of oral cancer are diagnosed in the United States each year. Oral cancer accounts for about 5% of all cancerous growths. Men get oral cancer twice as often as women. This is particularly true of men over the age of 40.
There are several types of oral cancer. However, about 90% are what are known as squamous cell carcinomas.
There are several signs and symptoms that you may experience with oral cancer. Some of these are:
Stiffness or pain in your jaw
Hoarseness, change in your voice or a chronic sore throat
A feeling like something is caught in your throat
A sore, lump or ulcer that will not heal
Pain or difficulty with swallowing
A thickening or lump of the lining or skin of your mouth
Pain or difficulty with chewing
Dentures that fit poorly
A reddish or whit patch located on the inside of your mouth
Teeth that are loose
Pain with your tongue
Unexplained bleeding in your mouth
Dramatic, unintended weight loss
Unexplained loss of feeling or numbness in any area of your mouth, neck or face.
You or your loved one may have oral cancer. This disease and/or complications resulting from it may be why you are disabled and need financial help.
Have you or your loved one applied for financial assistance from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits because of the disability caused by oral cancer and/or complications resulting from this disease. Were you denied?
If you or your loved one appeals the denial by the Social Security Administration, keep this in mind. 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.
Please do not hesitate, contact the disability attorney at disabilitycasereview.com, today.