Follicular Dendritic Cell Sarcoma (FDCS) 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 or recurrent follicular dendritic cell sarcoma (FDCS) is a disabling condition on the Compassionate Allowance List, which qualifies an individual for an expedited approval process.
What is FDCS?
FDCS is a rare, malignant cancer that affects the body’s follicular dendritic cells, which are cells that help sustain the functions of the body’s immune system. FDCS usually occurs in the lymph nodes, but can manifest in other areas of the body implicated in the immune system’s function, including the liver, spleen, bowel, and pancreas. The location and severity of the symptoms varies among individuals. FDCS is difficult to diagnose and treat, as it is a relatively newly characterized cancer.
Some of the symptoms of FDCS disease include:
- A mass in the neck, usually painless
- Difficulty swallowing
- Persistently enlarged lymph nodes
- 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 FDCS
Metastatic or recurrent FDCS 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 or recurrent FDCS, 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 or recurrent FDCS, 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.