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New Treatment May Help Advanced Melanoma

Posted on February 16, 2016 by Disability Help Group

Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed type of cancer in the United States and melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer. Every year, there are more than 3.5 million cases of skin cancer diagnosed.

Skin Cancer Facts reports that there are more new cases of skin cancer being diagnosed than there are of other types of cancers, including:

  • Breast;
  • Prostate;
  • Lung; and
  • Colon.

Cancer, and the required treatments for the disease, can lead to a person becoming disabled and unable to work. Social Security disability benefits may be available if you suffer from skin cancer or any other type of cancer that has left you severely ill and unable to complete day-to-day tasks.

The National Cancer Institute and Delcatch Systems Inc. are now reporting that a new treatment may help advanced melanoma patients. If the cancer has spread to the liver, chemotherapy that is sent directly into the liver’s blood vessels may help cancer patients.

This is very hopeful, as melanoma that spreads to the liver usually puts a patient’s life expectancy at 6 to 9 months. The findings of this study will ideally lead to better treatment options and longer life expectancies for those suffering from advanced melanoma.

Although melanoma is a rare type of skin cancer, it is still the leading cause of deaths for those who have been diagnosed with skin cancer. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer or any other serious condition that leaves you disabled and unable to work, you may be eligible to receive Social Security disability benefits. Contact a Social Security disability representative who can help you determine eligibility and assist you in filing a disability claim.

The Social Security disability representatives from Disability Help Group have experience with cross-examining medical and vocational experts and take time when speaking with you about your case. Call us today at 1-(800)-800-3332 for a FREE consultation.