Kidney Cancer (Inoperable or Unresectable) and Social Security Disability
Social Security Disability Lawyer
Typically, applying for and receiving social security disability benefits can take many months. But what if your disabling condition is so severe that you cannot wait? Inoperable or unresectable kidney cancer is a disabling condition on the Compassionate Allowance List, which qualifies an individual for an expedited approval process.
What is Kidney Cancer?
Kidney cancer originates in the kidneys, bean-shaped organs that sit behind the other abdominal organs; there is one kidney on each side of your spine. The most common type of kidney cancer in adults is renal cell carcinoma, which originates in lining of tiny tubes (that filter blood and clean waste) inside the kidneys. Less common is renal pelvis carcinoma, a cancer forms in the center of the kidneys where urine collects. Surgery is considered the most effective treatment for kidney cancer, though unless all of the cancer can be surgically removed, a cure is unlikely. There are a number of risk factors that predispose someone to kidney cancer; they include, but are not limited to smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, family history, and workplace exposure. Kidney cancer occurs most often in men between the ages of 50-70.
Kidney cancer Symptoms
Some of the symptoms of kidney cancer include:
- Abdominal pain and swelling
- Back pain
- Bloody urine
- Swollen veins around a testicle
- Flank pain
- Weight loss
- Fever and sweating
- Excessive hair growth in females
- Pale skin
- Vision trouble
If you or a loved one is experiencing these symptoms, it is important to talk with a doctor immediately.
Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits and Kidney Cancer
Inoperable or unresectable kidney cancer automatically qualifies you for social security disability benefits under the Social Security Administration’s guidelines. If you or a loved one is diagnosed with inoperable or unresectable kidney cancer, then you are considered disabled for at least 24 months from the date of diagnosis.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with kidney cancer that is inoperable or unresectable, contact an experienced social security disability lawyer today. Please call us at 1-800-882-5500 or fill out a free consultation form for a free evaluation of your social security disability case.