Small-Cell Cancer of the Female Genital Tract could qualify for disability benefits under the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Compassionate Allowance Program. This is because, Small-Cell Cancer of the Female Genital Tract is an extremely aggressive form of cancer that behaves in a similarly aggressive way as Small-Cell Cancer of the Lung.
Small-Cell Cancer of the Female Genital Tract is often life-threatening and can even shorten a victim’s life. This is why the Social Security Administration (SSA) includes this medical condition on its Compassionate Allowance list, which allows them to fast-track the disability benefits (SSD) claims of the victims who have been diagnosed with the life-threatening Small-Cell Cancer of the Female Genital Tract.
What is Small-Cell Cancer of the Female Genital Tract?
Small-Cell Cancer (SCC) of the Female Genital Tract (FGT) occurs most often in the cervix. However, it may also develop in other genital areas such as the ovary, vagina, endometrium, fallopian tube, and vulva. Small-Cell Cancer of the Female Genital Tract is a very aggressive cancer. And treatment for Small-Cell Cancer (SCC) of the Female Genital Tract (FGT) could include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy.
If Small-Cell Cancer (SCC) occurs in the uterus or cervix, it is typically even more aggressive and can often metastasize early which involves distant lymph nodes, lung, bone brain and liver. After treatment, any disease-free time is normally less than two years with an almost 70% rate of recurrence within 12 months of diagnosis. Long-term survival may occur for individuals whose cancers are just found in the cervix but anyone with a more advanced stage of the disease usually has a poor outcome.
What is a Compassionate Allowance?
Because diseases like Small-Cell Cancer of the Female Genital Tract are so aggressive and tend to end in a poor outcome for its victim(s), the Social Security Administration (SSA) devised a Compassionate Allowance Program to facilitate the fast-tracking of disability benefits (SSD) claims that come from applicants who have diseases that shorten life expectancy and leave the victim with little or no support in the last few months of life.
The SSA has many medical conditions on its list whose victims may qualify for the fast-tracking of their claims under the Compassionate Allowance Program. Conditions that typically meet the SSA’s requirements for Social Security disability benefits (SSD) include:
- Thanatophoric Dysplasia - Type 1;
- Thyroid Cancer;
- Transplant Coronary Artery Vasculopathy;
- Ureter Cancer - with distant metastases or if it is inoperable, unresectable or recurrent;
- Sjogren-Larsson Syndrome;
- Skin Malignant Melanoma with Metastases;
- Pulmonary Atresia;
- Pulmonary Kaposi Sarcoma;
- Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma
How Small-Cell Cancer of the Female Genital Tract Could Qualify as a Compassionate Allowance
Small-Cell Cancer (SCC) of the Female Genital Tract (FGT) can be found under Section 13.00-Neoplastic Diseases-Malignant-Adult, as well as under Section 13.23F-Cancers of the Female Genital Tract-Carcinoma or Sarcoma in the SSA’s Blue Book. The SSA evaluates how the cancer has invaded the adjoining organs, as well as if metastases have reached beyond the regional lymph nodes. The SSA also looks at the cancer’s persistence even after anti-cancer treatment(s) has taken place.
Medical Evidence for Small-Cell Cancer of the Female Genital Tract
The main medical evidence proving the presence of Small-Cell Cancer (SCC) of the Female Genital Tract (FGT) is a clinical history and examination that describes the diagnostic features of the disease as well as a pathology report showing SCC FGT.
Get Help With Your Small-Cell Cancer of the Female Genital Tract
One of the problems with ensuring your eligibility for disability benefits (SSD) with Small-Cell Cancer of the Female Genital Tract (SCC FGT) is providing the medical evidence that proves your diagnosis. By working with an attorney, you can give yourself a higher likelihood of qualifying for disability benefits with SCC FGT via a compassionate allowance because they may be able to help you select and submit the proper evidence that proves the extent of your SCC FGT’s severity and debilitating nature that places you in a position of needing financial help.
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