Articles Tagged with “breast cancer” and “social security benefits”

Published on:

dreamstime_l_8320994-300x212
Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in the United States. About 1 in every 8 American women will develop some form of breast cancer during her lifetime. Early detection and diagnosis is key to a full recovery.

There are several myths around breast cancer and its eligibility for Social Security disability benefits that must be dismissed. In recent years, there has been a push towards discrediting mammograms as an ideal way to detect breast cancers.  However, thanks to an increasing array of medical technologies including 3D printing, we are now able to diagnose breast cancer using mammograms much more accurately than before. Women above 40 years old should schedule their mammograms.

Another common myth is that breast cancer always shows up in the form of a lump in the breast or underarm region. That is not always true.  Some symptoms of breast cancer like nipple discharge, inverted nipple, and skin rashes can show up even before there is a lump in the breast. Even changes in the breast skin and texture could be an initial sign of breast cancer that you should get checked out.

Published on:

https://www.georgiadisabilitylawyerblog.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/188/2018/11/Screen-Shot-2018-11-07-at-2.50.44-PM-207x300.png

A woman who has been diagnosed with breast cancer may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. Cancer treatments like chemotherapy or radiation therapy can lead to extreme fatigue, and gainful activity is usually impossible during this time. Certain types of breast cancer, including unresectable or inoperable breast cancer, qualify for expedited processing of disability claims under the Compassionate Allowances program. When a cancer is as serious as this, it is important to make sure that your claim is filed with all relevant documentation and evidence to ensure that the claim is processed quickly.

Keep in mind that if the documentation, lab reports and pathological evidence you have provided is not deemed sufficient, the agency may deny your claim. Talk to an attorney and get your claim reviewed thoroughly before you submit it to maximize your chances of a successful claim.

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with breast cancer, talk to Lisa Siegel, Georgia Disability Attorney, and discuss how you can begin the process of filing a claim.