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Macroglobulinemia is a condition characterized by an overproduction of proteins, which are referred to as IgM antibodies. This overproduction then leads to the cancer of B lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell. The condition causes an abnormal thickening of the blood that makes it hard for blood to flow at an efficient pace. Symptoms include easy bruising/bleeding, dizziness, pain and tingling in the extremities, and unintentional weight loss. The symptoms often progress slowly and over several years. Although there is no cure for macroglobulinemia, there are several methods to maintain the disease and its symptoms.
Like most cases involving cancer, it is the treatments that will cause the most issues for the sufferer. All the procedures (whether it be surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy) can cause physical and even emotional damage to an individual.
Macroglobulinemia and Social Security Disability Benefits Help
If the applicant’s impairment falls within any of the following categories set forth by Social Security’s Listings [7.02, 7.06, 7.08] then a strong claim may exist. The Listings are as follows;
7.02 Chronic anemia(hematocrit persisting at 30 percent or less due to any cause) With:
A. Requirement of one or more blood transfusions on an average of at least once every 2 months; or
B. Evaluation of the resulting impairment under criteria for the affected body system.
7.06 Chronic thrombocytopenia (due to any cause), with platelet counts repeatedly below 40,000/ cubic millimeter. With:
A. At least one spontaneous hemorrhage, requiring transfusion, within 5 months prior to adjudication; or
B. Intracranial bleeding within 12 months prior to adjudication.
7.08 Coagulation defects (hemophilia or a similar disorder) with spontaneous hemorrhage requiring transfusion at least three times during the 5 months prior to adjudication.
Any type of cancer is very hard for an individual to deal with. The treatment methods will cause these sufferers to be hospitalized for extended periods of time, not allowing them to maintain any type of schedule. Also they will suffer from debilitating fatigue as a result of not only the illness, but the various therapies as well. Most cancer patients often suffer from depression, due to the severity of their condition. Given all these different factors, any type of work would be overwhelmingly difficult.
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