Those that are affected by colon cancer often receive a diagnosis too late because they put off reporting their symptoms to their doctors in a timely manner. Due to the nature of the areas affected by colon cancer and the symptoms that appear, people are often hesitant to discuss problems with constipation or rectal bleeding with their loved ones or doctor. Unfortunately, waiting for a diagnosis can prove to be fatal.
Colon cancer often goes undiagnosed for several reasons. As cancerous cells develop, they can penetrate through the walls of the large intestine and affect other areas of the body, allowing the cancer to spread rapidly. Treatment can come in many forms once the cancer is diagnosed and will depend on the specific needs of each patient. For many people, going through cancer treatment will certainly affect their daily lives, preventing them from doing their normal tasks including earning an income.
As the third most diagnosed cancer, colon cancer is considered a medical condition that will make you eligible for Social Security benefits when you are unable to work. In most cases, colon cancer that requires ongoing treatment in advanced stages will qualify for benefits. Benefits can also be approved for those who have a tumor that is recurrent after treatment, is not operable, or could not be removed completely by surgical means. Patients that have had cancer spread to other areas of the body including the lymph nodes may also be qualified for benefits.
There are other issues involved when treating colon cancer and being eligible for benefits through Social Security. To ensure you properly submit your claim for benefits related to colon cancer, it can help to have a knowledgeable attorney on your side. We can help ensure you have submitted the required documents and medical records to increase the likelihood your benefits claim will be approved.
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