Ewing’s Sarcoma 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? Ewing’s sarcoma is a disabling condition on the Compassionate Allowance List, which qualifies an individual for an expedited approval process.
What is Ewing’s Sarcoma?
Ewing’s sarcoma is a rare, malignant cancer of the bone or soft tissue. Characterized by its small, round shape and cells whose composition (mostly nucleus, scant cytoplasm) responds to blue dye when examined, Ewing’s sarcoma is often found in the long bones of the arms and legs, the pelvis, chest, or skull. Ewing’s sarcoma is associated with a genetic defect and is most often diagnosed in children and adolescents, though it can (rarely) occur in people of any age. Early detection is key, as it is a fast-‐ growing cancer with a tendency to metastasize to other areas of the body. The prognosis for an individual diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma depends on the stage of the cancer and whether or not it has metastasized.
Ewing’s Sarcoma Symptoms
Some of the symptoms of Ewing’s sarcoma include:
- Localized pain and swelling
- Easy breaks or fractures
- Unexplained lumps in the tissue surrounding a bone
- General malaise
- Weight loss
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 Ewing’s Sarcoma
Ewing’s sarcoma automatically qualifies you for social security disability benefits under the Social Security Administration’s guidelines. If you or a loved one is diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, 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 Ewing’s sarcoma, 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.