Will I be Able to Get Social Security Disability for Eye Melanoma
Will I be able to get Social Security Disability for eye melanoma? If this is something you want to know, it is probably because you have this disease, and it and/or complications resulting from it or other debilitating conditions that you have in addition to the disease have caused you to be disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance.
Cancer is far more than a single disease. There are many forms of cancer. The thing that they all have in common is that they are aggressive (cancer cells divide and grow without normal limits), are sometimes metastatic (spread to other areas of the body) and are invasive (invade and destroy adjacent tissue).
Cancer is classified according to the type of cell that the tumor looks like. Some examples of this are lymphoma, sarcoma and carcinoma.
Melanoma is a form of cancer that starts in the cells that produce melanin. Melanin is the pigment that provides color to your skin.
Cells that make melanin are also found in your eyes. This is where eye melanoma begins, and it is why the disease is referred to as eye melanoma.
Eye melanoma is caused by errors that occur in the DNA of healthy eye cells. However, at the present time, no one knows why these errors take place.
There are some risk factors that may cause you to have a greater risk of having eye melanoma. These include:Extended exposure to the sunExposure to other ultraviolet light (UV)Certain inherited skin ailmentsIncreasing ageBeing whiteHaving a light eye colorCertain occupations, such as fishermen, welders, farmers, laundry workers and chemical workers.
One of the problems with many types of cancer is that they do not produce any signs or symptoms until they are at an advanced stage. This can be true of eye melanoma.
You may not experience any signs or symptoms with eye melanoma. If there are symptoms, they may be:A change in the shape of your pupil, the dark circle at the center of your eyeA growing dark spot on the iris of your eyeA loss of vision in your affected eyeLoss of peripheral visionBulging eyesPain in your eyesBlurry or poor vision in your affected eyeRed, swollen eyesA sensation of flashes and specks of dust in your vision (floaters)A change in your vision.
Again, you may be suffering from eye melanoma. Eye melanoma and/or complications that have resulted from it or other debilitating disorders that you have along with the disease are why you are disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance.
Have you applied for Social Security Disability from the Social Security Administration? Were you denied?
If you have decided to reapply or appeal your denial, remember this important fact. People who are represented by a disability attorney like the one at disabilitycasereview.com, are approved more often than claimants who do not have a disability attorney standing with them.
The right 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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