Yesterday marked National Cancer Survivors Day, a celebration of those who have survived or are living through cancer diagnoses worldwide. According to the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation, Inc., there are more than 14 million cancer survivors in America.
“[National Cancer Survivors Day] is a day for everyone, whether you’re a cancer survivor, a family member, friend, or medical professional,” the foundation said in a press release. “This day provides an opportunity for all people living with a history of cancer – including America’s nearly 14 million cancer survivors – to connect with each other, celebrate milestones, and recognize those who have supported them along the way.”
According to the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the cancer survivor population in American is expected to rise to 18 million by the year 2022. Researchers have said that they believe this increase will be due to an aging of the population.
The AACR says that women with breast cancer account for 22 percent of current survivors, while men with prostate cancer make up 20 percent. People with lung cancer, the second most common cancer, only represent 3 percent of survivors.
A person who is fighting cancer may be able to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). For information about charitable donations, you can visit the AACR’s website, where you can also lookup statistics or find support groups.
If you or a loved one has cancer and you have questions about disability benefits, do not hesitate to contact our Tulsa Social Security Disability lawyers for a free evaluation of your case. You may also reach us by phone at (918) 265-1404.