Does disability cover metastatic cancer?

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Question from Stephanie: Are you eligible to receive disability (Social Security) if you have metastatic breast cancer or do you have to be physically disabled?
Answers - Irene Card Again, this is a question where it goes according to the state. State disability is very difficult to get. Your success in getting state disability will depend totally on your medical history, your diagnosis, and your treatment. This varies from state to state.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Working During Treatment featured Barbara Hoffman, J.D., Irene Card, and moderator Ruth Oratz, M.D., F.A.C.P. answering your questions about the legal, financial, physical, and emotional aspects of working during breast cancer treatment.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in September 2007.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of Breastcancer.org. A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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