Large Intestine Cancer 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? Metastatic, inoperable, unresectable, or recurrent large intestine cancer is a disabling condition on the Compassionate Allowance List, which qualifies an individual for an expedited approval process.
What is Large Intestine Cancer?
Large intestine cancer originates in the colon. Most large intestine cancers are adenocarcinomas, which means that they usually occur in glandular tissues that line the skin, glands, and organ cavities. Large intestine cancer, which is sometimes referred to as colon cancer, or colorectal cancer, is the result of uncontrolled cell growth in the colon and rectum. This cancer can metastasize to nearby lymph nodes and to other areas of the body if left untreated. Cancer of the large intestine is often a result of lifestyle choices. Risk factors include smoking, lack of physical activity, obesity, consumption of red meat and alcohol, and high fat intake. The prognosis for those diagnosed with large intestine cancer depends on the stage of the tumor, whether or not it has metastasized, and the overall health of the individual. This cancer is more common in males than in females and is most often diagnosed in people over 50.
Large Intestine Cancer Symptoms
Some of the symptoms of large intestine cancer include:
- Changes in bowel habits
- Abdominal discomfort
- Bloody stools
- Weight loss
- Loss of appetite
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 Large Intestine Cancer
Metastatic, inoperable, unresectable, or recurrent large intestine 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 metastatic, inoperable, unresectable, or recurrent large intestine 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 metastatic, inoperable, unresectable, or recurrent large intestine cancer, 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.