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Trabecular Cancer and Receiving Social Security Disability

Your cells are the building blocks of your body. This is where cancer starts. If your body is working the way it ought to, old cells die when they are supposed to and new cells replace them at the right time. However, sometimes old cells do not die when they should and new cells are formed even though you do not need them. A tumor (mass) can develop with these excess cells. These tumors can be either benign or malignant. They are not cancer if they are benign. They are cancer if they are malignant. Cancer is much larger than one single disease. It is a large category of diseases. Cancer is evidenced 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 called by where they originate in your body. For example, lung cancer begins in your lung. Stomach cancer starts in your stomach. Even though cancer may metastasize (spread) to other areas in your body, it is still designated by where it began. Trabecular cancer is one of the many forms of cancer. It is a rare and aggressive form of skin cancer in which malignant cells occur in your hair follicles and just beneath or on your skin. Trabecular cancer usually begins as flesh-colored, blue or red tumors that have the appearance of firm, painless nodules. They usually develop on areas of your body that are most often exposed to the sun, such as your neck, face and head. However, trabecular cancer can also occur on your arms, legs or trunk. A little over 1,000 new cases of trabecular cancer are diagnosed each year in the United States. Men are affected by this disease about twice as often as women. The cause of trabecular cancer is unknown. Some researchers think it may result from your merkel cell. The merkel cell is situated at the base of your epidermis (the outermost layer of your skin). The first sign or symptom of trabecular cancer is usually a fast-growing, painless tumor (nodule) that occurs somewhere on your skin. You may also experience swollen lymph nodes, pain or fatigue if it spreads (metastasizes) to other areas of your body. You or a loved one may have trabecular cancer. Trabecular cancer and/or complications that have been caused by it or other ailments that you have in addition to this disease may have brought about you or your loved one’s disability and be what is preventing you from working. If this is the case, you may need assistance. You may need financial help.