How to Qualify for Social Security Administration Benefits for Prostate Cancer

Social Security Administration assistance for prostate cancer How to Obtain Social Security Benefits for Prostate Cancer Treatment Medical conditions are always costly, and prostate cancer certainly is no exception. We are delighted to have a guest post today from Mr. Ram Meyyappan of Social Security Disability Help. You can find additional information at Please note that the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project does not provide guidance related to social security benefits nor do we endorse this organization. However, we do believe this is useful information as prostate cancer survivors begin to explore the possibility of obtaining SSA financial support. Mr. Meyyappan’s guest blog post follows: Prostate Cancer and Social Security Disability Benefits One of the main functions of the Social Security Administration (SSA) is to provide financial assistance to individuals who are expected to be out of work for a year or longer due to a disability. Prostate Cancer oftentimes prevents individuals from working for a year or longer. SSDI and SSI When you apply for disability benefits from the SSA, there are two programs that you may qualify for including SSI (Supplemental Security Income) and SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance). -In order to qualify for SSDI, you must have earned enough work credits. For most people, […] read more

Will Your Prostate Cancer Recur after Surgery?

Will Your Prostate Cancer Recur after Surgery? by Robert Warren Hess If you have prostate cancer and you have your prostate removed (radical prostatectomy), can your cancer return?  If it does return, are there treatment options available? These are questions men ask when they are faced with making a decision about prostate cancer treatment. Unfortunately, the answer to the first question is “yes” while an affirmative to the second question is (fortunately) a positive sign. If you are faced with making a treatment decision about prostate cancer that involves prostatectomy, it’s a good idea to learn all you can about the procedure and other cancer treatments so you can be prepared to tackle a possible return of your prostate cancer. Chances Prostate Cancer Will Recur Overall, a man who has undergone prostatectomy for localized prostate cancer has a 10 to 30 percent chance of experiencing prostate cancer recurrence during his lifetime. Among these cases of recurrence, about half happen during the first three years after prostatectomy, another 30 percent occur from years 3 to 5 post-prostatectomy, and about 19 percent happen after year 5. Some experts say the figure of recurrence is even higher. Why Prostate Cancer May Return Prostatectomy as […] read more