Ureter Cancer 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, inoperable, unresectable, or recurrent ureter cancer is a disabling condition on the Compassionate Allowance List, which qualifies an individual for an expedited approval process.
What is Ureter Cancer?
The ureters are a pair of tubes that carry urine from each kidney to the bladder. Ureter cancer usually originates in transitional cells, which sit in the lining of the bladder; however, it can also originate in squamous cells, which are flat cells in the outermost layer of the skin that lines the hollow organs as well as the respiratory and digestive tracts. The cause of ureter cancer remains unknown; however, a number of risk factors increase one’s likelihood of developing it. These risk factors include smoking, age, sex, a previous history of bladder cancer, and environmental exposure to a number of chemicals and dyes involved in the production of leather goods, textiles, rubbers, and plastics. The prognosis for affected individuals depends upon the stage, size, and location of the tumor, as well as whether or not it has metastasized and/or recurred. Ureter cancer generally strikes men over the age of 65.
Ureter Cancer Symptoms
Some of the symptoms of ureter cancer include:
- Blood in the urine
- Urinary frequency or urgency
- Painful urination
- Pelvic pain
- Abdominal pain
- Flank pain
- Back pain or cramps
- Abdominal lump
- 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 Ureter Cancer
Metastatic, inoperable, unresectable, or recurrent ureter cancer qualifies you for social security disability benefits under the Social Security Administration’s guidelines. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with metastatic, inoperable, unresectable, or recurrent ureter cancer, 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, inoperable, unresectable or recurrent ureter cancer, 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.