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Older Breast Cancer Patients Not Receiving Recommended Radiation after Mastectomy

Posted on February 17, 2016 by Disability Help Group

According to a report from Health Day, older breast cancer patients are not receiving recommended radiation after mastectomy. In fact, between the years 1999 and 2005, just 55% of patients underwent radiation therapy that should have. If you are no longer able to work due to severe limitations caused by your health condition, then you may be able to receive Social Security disability benefits.

This is in spite of the fact that major guidelines have been endorsing radiation. Clinical trials have shown the benefits in radiation after a mastectomy and while there was an increase in them between the years 1996 and 1998, there have been no further increases.

Researchers have expressed concern over the fact that so many doctors are not following these recommendations. Deciding not to implement a treatment plan of radiation could cause further illness or subject patients to other types of treatment that is not necessary or ineffective.

If you would like to understand what the criteria are for the listing of impairments and if your health condition qualifies, then you should immediately speak with a South Florida Social Security disability associate. A disability associate can also assist you with filing or appealing your Social Security disability claim.

Filing for Social Security disability benefits is complicated and time-consuming, but at Disability Help Group, our team of disability representatives 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.