Prostate cancer is a form of cancer that develops in the prostate and is normally a slow growing tumor. However, once the prostate cancer spreads, it is dangerous and aggressive and can reach your bones, lymph nodes and lungs.
Symptoms of Prostate Cancer
Unfortunately, during the early stages of prostate cancer there are no symptoms and that’s why annual prostate cancer testing is critically important.
Serious prostate symptoms can include:
• Pain in the genital and pelvic area;
• Blood in the urine or seamen;
• Frequent urinary tract infections;
• Unexpected weight loss;
• Pain in the lower back or pelvic area;
• Anemia; and
Many of the prostate cancer symptoms are similar to prostatitis, erectile dysfunction or an overactive bladder. If you have any of these symptoms, you should contact your physician immediately.
What Should I Do If I’ve Been Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer?
If your physician has diagnosed prostate cancer and told you that you’re unable to work, you should immediately apply for Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Administration doesn’t always make it easy for those with prostate cancer to get the disability benefits they deserve, even in more progressive cases. However, the Compassionate Allowance Program may be the right answer for getting you your Social Security Disability benefits.
To learn more about your rights to Social Security Disability benefits for prostate cancer, contact Tampa Bay Social Security Disability attorney Nancy Cavey at 727-894-3188.