Breast Cancer Disability

Social Security Common Conditions: Breast Cancer

by Staff | October 17th, 2014

Data from the National Cancer Institute indicates 232,670 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed this year, and 40,000 patients will lose their battle with the disease.

To help educate the public about the impact of breast cancer, the month of October has been named National Breast Cancer Awareness month. That’s why the legal team at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin is doing their part by providing vital information about the disease and what resources are available to those who suffer from it.

What Is Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer occurs when the cells begin to reproduce in an out of control manner in the breasts. The lumps of cells that are created are called tumors, for which there are two classifications—malignant (cancerous) and benign.

If the tumors break apart, the can travel, spread, and grow in other parts of the body. This can spread the cancer rapidly, which is why treatment is so important.

What Options Are Available for Those With Breast Cancer?

Surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy have all been found effective in treating breast cancer. But these treatments can be costly and take their toll on the body. The patient may be left unable to work due to the disabling nature of the disease.

For those with a cancer disability, you may be able to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. Being approved for the program can be difficult though and seeking legal advice prior to beginning the application process is often advised.

Get a Social Security Disability Lawyer.

At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, our team of Social Security Disability attorneys are available to speak with you about your questions regarding your rights to benefits. Call us today at (800) 477-7315 to get the legal help you need.