October 4, 2011
While breast cancer disability can be broadly divided into 2 types—noninvasive and invasive—there are a number of different types of cancerous tumors. When you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, it can become disabling. If you reside in Indiana, get in touch with your Indianapolis disability law firm for help.
Noninvasive Breast Cancer
This type of cancer refers to cancer that stays in the location where it started; that is, it doesn’t spread to the breast tissue.
“Ductal carcinoma in situ” is the leading type of noninvasive breast cancer diagnosed. Since the cancer stays in the duct and doesn’t spread to the breast’s fatty tissue, successful treatment is possible.
Invasive Breast Cancer
This cancer spreads and invades the tissues that surround it and can even travel to other parts of the body.
Accounting for approximately 80% of invasive forms of breast cancer, infiltrating ductal carcinoma is the most commonly diagnosed type of breast cancer. Infiltrating ductal carcinoma starts in the milk passage or duct and then spreads to the breast’s fatty tissue, where it can begin invading other parts of the body, such as lymph nodes.
Infiltrating lobular carcinoma is another form of invasive breast cancer that begins in the milk glands or lobules and can spread to other body parts. It accounts for approximately 10% of invasive breast cancer cases.
If you’ve been affected by breast cancer, learn how an Indianapolis disability law firm can help you apply for Social Security disability benefits.
A Helping Hand from an Indianapolis Social Security Lawyer
Applying for breast cancer disability benefits can be a confusing process. When you have complications with your Social Security disability benefits claim, the help of an Indianapolis Social Security lawyer is crucial to getting the assistance you need. In order to get back on track with your Social Security benefits claim, download a copy of our complimentary book, 8 Mistakes to Avoid When Filing for Social Security Disability Benefits, then contact a Social Security lawyer at Hensley Legal Group for a no-cost consultation.