Cancer has a monumental impact on the lives of every patient who is diagnosed, and their families as well. Cancer can carry with it side effects that can be both serious and disabling. Not only is cancer itself disabling and difficult to deal with for many sufferers, but the treatments for cancer can be just as difficult and life altering. Individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer may find it impossible to work. This can be due to treatment for cancer just as often as the cancer itself. Brockton social security disability attorneys represent many clients every year whose lives and livelihoods have been affected forever because of cancer, such as:
- Prostate Cancer: Develops in the male reproductive system, the most common cause of death in males over the age of 75. Symptoms include trouble urinating, straining when urinating, blood in urine or semen, or bone pain in the lower back or pelvis.
- Skin Cancer: Most commonly develops in individuals spending too much time in the sun, but can also occur if there is a family history. Usually treated with radiation and surgery.
- Stomach Cancer: Develops in the stomach and often spreads elsewhere. Symptoms can include stomach fullness after a small meal, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, serious weakness, excessive weight loss, dark stool, problems swallowing, and burping excessively.
- Lung Cancer: Originates in the lungs and chest. Typically asymptomatic at its onset, may develop chest pain, coughing, tiredness, excessive weight loss, loss of appetite, shortness of breath and wheezing in later stages.
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: Begins in lymph nodes, spleen, and immune system, spreading through white blood cells. Symptoms associated with this cancer can include swelling in the lymph nodes in the neck, underarms and groin, night sweats, fever and chills, itching, and weight loss.
- Colon Cancer: Begins in the intestine or the colon, but the cause is still unknown. Colon cancer can have no symptoms, but also can cause pain and tenderness in the lower stomach, blood in feces, irregular bowel movements and unexpected weight loss.
- Hodgkin’s Disease: A rare form of cancer that involves enlarged lymph nodes. Symptoms include weight loss, appetite loss, itchy skin, fever, chills, night sweats, and swelling of the lymph nodes in the neck, arm pits or groin.
- Leukemia: Cancer of the bloodstream and bone marrow. Symptoms include trouble breathing, pale skin color, nausea, flu-like symptoms, excessive tiredness, poor blood clotting, greater frequency of infections, anemia, fever, and chills.
- Ovarian Cancer: Cancer that originates in the ovaries. Relatively common among women and more deadly than other reproductive system cancers (prostate, cervical). Symptoms can include back pain that worsens, bleeding between periods, bloating, abdominal pain, abnormal menstrual cycles, digestive system problems, weight gain, or loss or changes in urination.
- Brain Cancer: Common symptoms include nausea, vomiting, vision problems, problems concentrating, speech impairments, headache, weakness, trouble walking, and seizures.
- Breast Cancer: Cancer linked variously to age, gender, history, family history, menstrual cycle, alcohol use, and radiation exposure. Symptoms are usually hard to see, but may include breast pain, ulcers, lumps in the breast or armpit, fluid coming from the nipple, bone pain, one arm swelling, or weight loss.
- Cervical Cancer: Cancer of the cervix. Most often related to Human Papilloma Virus or HPV. Often asymptomatic, but symptoms may include one swollen leg, back pain, bone pain, fatigue, pelvic pain, leg pain, loss of appetite, or weight loss.
- Pancreatic Cancer: Originates in the pancreas, an organ beneath the stomach that produces insulin and other key enzymes. More common in diabetics, those with pancreatitis, and smokers. Symptoms can include dark urine, weakness, and jaundice
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If you have a lawyer prior to filing a claim with the Social Security Administration, your chances of succeeding are nearly doubled. Not only are your chances of success greater, but also you may begin receiving your benefits more quickly. If you plan to apply for benefits with the Social Security Administration, call The Law Offices of d’Oliveira & Associates. We can help to ensure that your claim is processed quickly, efficiently, and successfully. We at d’Oliveira & Associates are highly skilled in the area of Social Security Disability law and have helped many clients successfully.
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