Thursday, October 2, 2014

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is cancer that originates in your lymphatic system, which is the disease-fighting network that is spread throughout your body.  According to the National Cancer Institute, there are over 70,000 new cases of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma each year in the U.S.  Typical symptoms include: swollen lymph nodes; abdominal pain or swelling; chest pain, coughing, or trouble breathing; fatigue; fever; night sweats; and weight loss.

Like any medical condition, a person with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma can establish disability by showing that it, or its treatment, prevents then from having the functional capacity to work.  A person with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma can also establish disability by showing that a listing is met.

I represent a 46 year old teacher with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma whose Social Security Disability application was approved in two months.  The only explanation for the rapid approval is that Social Security determined the claimant met the applicable listing, 13.05.

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