Cancer and Social Security DisabilityCancer and Social Security Disability

Cancer is a comprehensive term for a group of diseases that cause the body’s healthy cells to grow into an abnormal state and multiply, resulting in tumors and a number of negative effects on the body. When cells become cancerous, it indicates a type of damage to the body’s DNA, the substance that carries all of your unique information. Cancer cells are unable to repair DNA damage, so additional damaged cells continue to reproduce. Cancer can be inherited and may be caused by environmental factors, or a combination of the two. Types of cancer include pancreas, breast, colon, skin, throat, prostate, and thyroid

As cancer grows, it invades healthy cells, organs, blood vessels, and bodily processes. Depending on the original location of the cancer, many different side effects can interfere with a cancer patient’s ability to thrive. In many cases, cancer is not diagnosed until the tumors become large enough to cause severe symptoms, often indicating an advanced stage of the disease. Effects of cancer can include:

  • Infection
  • Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Jaundice
  • Nerve damage
  • Weight loss
  • Fever
  • Blood clots/poor circulation
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • Constipation/diarrhea

Radiation and other cancer treatments also have debilitating effects, including weakened immune system, loss of appetite, insomnia, incontinence, and fatigue.

There are many risk factors that have been linked to the growth of cancers, although researchers often have a hard time pinpointing a definitive cause. Risk factors may include aging, smoking and tobacco use, sun exposure, radiation exposure, viral and bacterial infections, chemical exposure, genetic inheritance, hormones, alcohol, poor diet, and lack of exercise

Cancer Treatments

Cancer treatments are centered on removal of the abnormal cells and may include surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, medication and other various types of therapy. Holistic therapies including diet changes, supplements, and lifestyle adjustments may be used to discourage cancer growth. For additional information, please visit the American Cancer Society or the Cancer Health Center.

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