Inaccuracy in Recorded Radiation Treatment for Breast Cancer

Posted on February 16, 2016 by Disability Help Group

Health Day reports that a new study finds approximately 20% inaccuracy in records of radiation for breast cancer. Breast cancer could lead to permanent disability. You may qualify for Social Security disability benefits if your medical condition meets the criteria under listing of impairments.

The U.S. National Cancer Institute keeps a registry, Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER), which is helpful to researchers in analyzing patterns of cancer treatment. Yet a recent study done by the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center team found that in one area of the nation, out of 1,292 patients, who had undergone radiation, 273 (slightly over 20%) were not recorded.

Researchers depend on the accuracy of SEER data to make recommendations for radiation, so if the data is not accurate it is difficult to know whether those recommendations are appropriate.

Undergoing invasive treatment for breast cancer can be debilitating. If it has advanced enough, it may cause an individual to be unable to work. You should consult with a South Florida Social Security disability representative to determine if you meet the qualifications for disability benefits.

If your claim has been denied and you plan on appealing that decision, then you would also benefit from having the help of a South Florida Social Security disability associate.

Filing for Social Security disability benefits is complicated and time-consuming, but at Disability Help Group, our team of disability advocates is ready for the challenge. We like to empower our clients by providing a FREE Social Security disability guide so you can learn more about the process of filing for disability benefits.

When you’re ready to get started, contact the Disability Help Group to begin your claim. Our state-of-the-art, customized intake and database system means less hassle, so you can focus on what’s most important to you instead of having to spend your days wading through confusing legalese and legal red tape. Call today – 1-(800)-800-3332.