Each September, we like to remind readers that it is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, in hopes that people are screened early to avoid complications with the disease.
Sadly, according to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, each year, more than 29,000 men die of the disease, as it is the second leading cause of cancer death of U.S.
This is unacceptable, as the five-year survival rate is almost 100 percent if a victim is diagnosed and treated early.
If you are a male over 30, you should go to your doctor regularly for screenings, as one in seven men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. If you have an adult male in your family, talk to him about visiting the doctor for routine exams.
Throughout the month, you will see many Americans who have been affected by prostate cancer wearing blue to raise awareness. To see about what you can do to help, you can visit the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s website by clicking here.
Talk to Our Tulsa Disability Attorneys If You Have Prostate Cancer
If you have prostate cancer and are going through treatment that leaves you unable to work, speak to our Tulsa attorneys about collecting Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.
You should be aware that prostate cancer falls on the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Compassionate Allowances (CAL) list, meaning you may be eligible for expedited benefit processing. Contact our Tulsa Social Security disability lawyers for a free consultation by calling (918) 587-0050.
Our attorneys collect contingency fees based on whether or not you win your case. If we do not receive a favorable outcome for you, you do not have to worry about paying us. We are here to provide you with compassionate legal guidance if you can no longer work due to your illness.
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