Receiving Social Security Disability for Brain Cancer
Will I qualify for Social Security disability with brain cancer? This is something you need to know if you are suffering with brain cancer, and it is the reason why you are disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance.
Cancer is a disease that begins in the most basic part of your body. It starts in the DNA of the cells of your body. Cancer originates in cells where mutations (defects) occur.
Cancer is far more than just one disease. It is a large category of diseases. Each one of the diseases that is cancer is characterized by cells that are invasive (they invade and destroy adjacent tissue), aggressive (they multiply and divide without normal limitations) and sometimes metastatic (they spread to other areas of your body).
Where it starts
Because cancer is a large class of diseases, there are many different types of cancer. Most of the kinds of cancer are named by where they begin in your body. For example, lung cancer starts in your lungs. Stomach cancer originates in your stomach.
Brain cancer is a growth or mass of mutated cells in your brain. If these cells begin in your brain, it is referred to as primary brain cancer. If cancer starts in another area of your body and metastasizes or moves to your brain, it is said to be secondary brain cancer.
The signs and symptoms caused by brain cancer can vary widely. This is due to the fact that the signs and symptoms are determined by the rate of growth, location and size of your brain cancer. Possible signs and symptoms are:Headaches that may be severe and worsen early in the morning or with activityChanges in sensation, smell, vision and/or hearing without losing consciousnessA loss of awareness or a partial or total loss of consciousnessSeizures that occur even though you do not have a history of themLoss of balance and problems with fine motor skillsChanges in judgment, which include sluggishness, muscle weakness or paralysis and loss of initiativeConfusion with regard to daily mattersUnexplained vomiting or nauseaFatigueGradual loss of movement or sensation in your arm or legDifficulty with speechA new pattern or onset of headachesEndocrine (hormonal) disordersUnintentional, repetitive movements, such as twitchingProblems swallowingFacial numbness or weakness.
No one knows the specific cause of brain cancer. It develops when mutations (defects) start taking place in the cells of your brain, but no one knows why these defects occur.
Again, brain cancer may be the reason why you are disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance. You may have applied for Social Security disability and been denied.
If you are planning on reapplying or appealing your denial, keep this one simple fact in mind. People who have a disability attorney fighting for them like the one at disabilitycasereview.com, are approved more often than people without an attorney.
The wise thing to do is to contact the disability attorney at disabilitycasereview.com, and have your case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you.
Article written by James Shugart
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