Vaginal Cancer and Receiving Social Security Disability
In a womans physiology, your vagina is a 3 to 4 inch canal that leads from the outside of your body to your cervix (opening of your uterus). When you give birth to a child, your baby goes out of your body through your vagina. The vagina is also referred to as the birth canal.
Your vagina is lined by a layer of flat cells that are known as squamous cells. This layer of cells is also referred to as epithelial lining (or epithelium) because it is made up of epithelial cells.
Your vaginal wall that lies under your epithelial lining contains lymph vessels, nerves, connective tissue and muscle tissue. Normally, your vagina is in a collapsed condition where the walls are touching one another. During the birth of a baby or sexual intercourse, folds in your vaginal walls help your vagina to expand and open. There are glands located near the opening of your vagina that secrete mucus to keep your vaginal lining moist.
Vaginal cancer is cancer that begins in the cells of your vaginal tissue. This is how most cancers are named. It is called by where it begins in your body. Even though it may spread (metastasize), it is still named by where it began in your body.
Vaginal cancer is not a common cancer. It accounts for about 3% of the cancers of a womans reproductive system.
There are different types of vaginal cancer. Around 85 to 90% are squamous cell carcinomas. Adenocarcinomas, melanomas and sarcomas are far less common kinds of vaginal cancer.
As with many other types of cancer, vaginal cancer may not cause any signs or symptoms during its early stages. As it progresses, some of the signs and symptoms that you may have are:
Urination that is painful
A mass or lump in your vagina
Vaginal bleeding that is unusual, like after menopause or after sexual intercourse
A watery vaginal discharge that can be foul smelling and bloody.
You or a loved one may have vaginal cancer. This disease and/or complications resulting from it may be the cause of you or your loved ones disability. Vaginal cancer may be why you or your loved one cannot work and is in need of financial assistance.
You or your loved one may be thinking about applying for the financial help that you need from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits because of the disability caused by vaginal cancer and/or complications resulting from this disease. Have you or your loved one already taken this step and been turned down by the Social Security Administration?
If you or your loved one is considering appealing the denial by the Social Security Administration, think about this carefully. People who are represented by a disability lawyer like the one at disabilitycasereview.com are approved more often than people who do not have a disability attorney in their corner.