Follicular Lymphoma and Getting Social Security Disability

Will I be able to get Social Security Disability for follicular lymphoma? You are probably asking this question because you have this disease, and it and/or complications that have resulted from the disease have caused you to be disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance.

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A vital part of your immune system is your lymphatic system. Your lymphatic system helps your body fight disease and infection.

Lymphatic vessels

Your lymphatic system is composed of a network of thin lymphatic vessels that branch into tissues all through your body in a way like your blood vessels do. These lymphatic vessels transport a watery, colorless fluid known as lymph. Lymph contains infection-fighting cells that are referred to as lymphocytes.

Lymphocytes are white blood cells. They help guard against infectious invaders, such as viruses, fungi and bacteria.

Lymph nodes

Lymphoma is a form of cancer that affects your lymph nodes. It is a type of cancer that starts when your lymphocytes start to increase uncontrollably. When this happens, malignant (cancerous) cells are formed that have the abnormal ability of invading other tissues anywhere else in your body.

There are two main kinds of lymphoma that are described as either Hodgkin’s or Non-Hodgkin’s. Follicular lymphoma is a common kind of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Follicular lymphoma originates in B-cells. These are a type white blood cell.

Slow

Follicular lymphoma is regarded as an “indolent” or “low grade” lymphoma due to its growth and nature being slow. This is reflected by its behavior and the way it appears under a microscope.

As a result, follicular lymphoma is looked at as a subtle form of lymphoma. This is also evidenced by the fact that the disease often produces minor signs and symptoms that are not evident for a long period of time. These signs and symptoms include:

A lump in your groin
A lump in your armpit
A lump in your neck
Swollen lymph nodes
Fever
Night sweats
Fatigue
Unintended, unexplained weight loss.

Follicular lymphoma results from defects (mutations) developing in cells where hair follicles grow, but the reason why these defects occur is not known. However, there are risk factors that may increase the likelihood of getting this disease. They include:

Being over 60
Chemical exposure
Viral infections
Illnesses or medications that weaken your immune system.

Once again, you may be suffering with follicular lymphoma. This disease and/or complications that have resulted from it are the reason why you are disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance.

Have you applied for the financial assistance that you need by applying for Social Security Disability from the Social Security administration? Were you denied?

Important fact

If you are thinking about reapplying or appealing your denial, there is an important fact that you may not know about that you need to carefully consider. Claimants who have a disability attorney standing with them like the one at disabilitycasereview.com, are approved more often than people who are not represented by a disability attorney.

The thing that you really ought 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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