Small Cell Cancer of the Large Intestine, Ovary, Prostate, or Uterus 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? Small cell cancer of the large intestine, ovary, prostate, or uterus is a disabling condition on the Compassionate Allowance List, which qualifies an individual for an expedited approval process.
What is Small Cell Cancer?
Small cell cancer, sometimes called oat cell cancer because of the oat-like appearance of the cancer cells under a microscope, is a malignant and aggressive proliferation of undifferentiated small cells. It can occur in any part of the body and often goes undiagnosed until it has metastasized. Small cell cancers sometimes mimic miniature glands and secrete chemicals and hormones that produce symptoms; this phenomenon is known as paraneoplastic syndrome. Chemotherapy and radiation are the standard treatments for small cell cancer. The prognosis for affected individuals depends upon the location of the cancer and whether or not it has metastasized.
Small Cell Cancer Symptoms
Some of the symptoms of small cell cancer include:
- Abnormal mineral levels
- High blood sugar in a person who is non-diabetic
- Muscle weakness
- Neurological symptoms
- Weight loss
- Abdominal pain and/or swelling
- Changes in bowel or bladder habits
- Back pain
- General malaise
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 Small Cell Cancer of the Large Intestine, Ovary, Prostate, or Uterus
Small cell cancer of the large intestine, ovary, prostate, or uterus qualifies you for social security disability benefits under the Social Security Administration’s guidelines. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with small cell cancer of the large intestine, ovary, prostate, or uterus, 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 small cell cancer of the large intestine, ovary, prostate, or uterus, 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.