October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Posted October 16, 2015 by Premier Disability Services, LLC® The moisolated-breast-cancer-ribbonnth of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise the awareness of breast cancer.  According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States other than skin cancer.  One of the main purposes of Breast Cancer Awareness Month is to promote the importance of women taking the proper steps to get tested and facilitate early detection so the condition can be treated immediately.

Breast cancer can be a condition that qualifies someone for Social Security Disability benefits.  If a person is receiving treatments such as chemotherapy and/or radiation, that may prevent them from maintaining competitive employment.  In cases where a person’s breast cancer has advanced (or metastasized) to other parts of their body, they may be eligible for benefits based on that diagnosis alone.  Social Security will review the person’s medical records, prognosis, and treatment history before making a determination regarding eligibility.

For many of us, Breast Cancer Awareness Month is also a month to celebrate someone close to us who has overcome breast cancer or remember someone who passed away due to the disease.   If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with breast cancer, please contact us for a free evaluation of your claim.

By: Devon Brady of Premier Disability Services, LLC®