A person can have mesothelioma for years without showing any major symptoms of the disease. Over time those mesothelioma symptoms become more prominent as the disease progresses making daily activities difficult or even impossible to perform. As a result, victims of mesothelioma can often file for federal social security disability benefits to help cope with the financial, emotional and physical hardships this disease can invoke on the victim as well as the victim’s family.
Symptoms of mesothelioma
A person suffering from mesothelioma may experience any number of symptoms with this disease, depending on the type of cancer. Symptoms can include:
• Chest pain
• Shortness of breath
• Weight loss
• Abdominal swelling and pain
• Persistent cough
• Night sweats
• Feet swelling
• Bowel obstruction
• Fluid build-up
The treatment options for mesothelioma include chemotherapy, radiation, surgery and photodynamic therapy. These treatment options can often have additional undesirable side effects that make it increasingly difficult to perform daily functions.
It is not hard to see why mesothelioma is such a disabling disease. Social security disability benefits can go a long way to helping improve a mesothelioma victim’s quality of life.
If you or a loved one is suffering from this disease, please contact our mesothelioma attorneys at Brown | Kiely, LLPto schedule a free consultation. We can assist you in filing for social security disability benefits.