Because every cancer is different, Social Security has come up with guidelines for each type of the common cancers to determine if they qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. The following is the guidelines Social Security has put out regarding uterine or ovarian cancer.

13.23 Cancers of the female genital tract

-carcinoma or sarcoma (including primary peritoneal carcinoma). .

  1. Uterus (corpus), as described in 1, 2, or 3:
  2. Invading adjoining organs.
  3. With metastases to or beyond the regional lymph nodes.
  4. Persistent or recurrent following initial anticancer therapy.

OR

  1. Uterine cervix, as described in 1, 2 or 3:
  2. Extending to the pelvic wall, lower portion of the vagina, or adjacent or distant organs.
  3. Persistent or recurrent following initial anticancer therapy.
  4. With metastases to distant (for example, para-aortic or supraclavicular) lymph nodes.

OR

  1. Vulva or vagina, as described in 1, 2, or 3:
  2. Invading adjoining organs.
  3. With metastases to or beyond the regional lymph nodes.
  4. Persistent or recurrent following initial anticancer therapy.

OR

  1. Fallopian tubes, as described in 1 or 2:
  2. Extending to the serosa or beyond.
  3. Persistent or recurrent following initial anticancer therapy.

OR

  1. Ovaries, as described in 1 or 2:
  2. All cancers except germ-cell cancers, with at least one of the following:
  3. Extension beyond the pelvis; for example, implants on, or direct extension to, peritoneal, omental, or bowel surfaces.
  4. Metastases to or beyond the regional lymph nodes.
  5. Recurrent following initial anticancer therapy.
  6. Germ-cell cancer–progressive or recurrent following initial anticancer therapy.

OR

  1. Small-cell (oat cell) carcinoma.

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