Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and Social Security Disability

If you have been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma you should apply for Social Security Disability. Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is a type of cancer that begins in your lymphatic system. The lymphatic system produces white blood cells that protect you from infectious agents such as bacteria. Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is one of two main types of lymphoma and is found more common. Non-Hodgkin lymphomas can occur at any age and are often marked by lymph nodes that are larger than normal, fever, and weight loss.

There are many different types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. These types can be divided into aggressive (fast-growing) and indolent (slow-growing) types, and they can be formed from either B-cells or T-cells. B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas include Burkitt lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL), diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, follicular lymphoma, immunoblastic large cell lymphoma, precursor B-lymphoblastic lymphoma, and mantle cell lymphoma. T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas include mycosis fungoides, anaplastic large cell lymphoma, and precursor T-lymphoblastic lymphoma. Lymphomas that occur after bone marrow or stem cell transplantation are usually B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas. Prognosis and treatment depend on the stage and type of disease.

In Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma you might experience swelling lymph nodes in your groin, armpits or neck area. However, as the disease progresses, symptoms can include: Unintentional weight loss, severe itching, fever, night sweats and excessive sweating

If you’ve been diagnosed as having Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, you might be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. Call us today to help you file for Social Security Disability benefits if you suffer from this type of cancer. If you are in Macomb County, Oakland County, Wayne County or anywere else in Michigan