Mucosal Malignant Melanoma 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? Mucosal malignant melanoma is a disabling condition on the Compassionate Allowance List, which qualifies an individual for an expedited approval process.
What is Mucosal Malignant Melanoma?
Mucosal malignant melanoma is a rare cancer that originates in the mucous membranes that line the nose, mouth, esophagus, anus, urinary tract, and vagina. Melanomas are cancers caused by the uncontrolled growth of melanocytes, which are melanin-producing cells located in the bottom layer of the skin and in mucous membranes. Mucosal malignant melanomas can be difficult to detect and diagnose because the symptoms they produce closely resemble symptoms produced by a number of far more common conditions. The prognosis for those diagnosed with mucosal malignant melanoma is grim, as this type of cancer is aggressive and can metastasize. Treatment options include surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy.
Mucosal Malignant Melanoma Symptoms
Some of the symptoms of mucosal malignant melanoma include:
- Oral tumors
- Nasal obstruction
- Unexplained discharge from affected areas
- Blood-tinged mucous or saliva
- Pain and swelling in affected areas
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 Mucosal Malignant Melanoma
Mucosal malignant melanoma automatically qualifies you for social security disability benefits under the Social Security Administration’s guidelines. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mucosal malignant melanoma, 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 mucosal malignant melanoma, 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.