March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Feb 25 2015

As the remaining days of February dwindle, we look ahead to March and the coming of spring. With spring comes a renewal of energy and sense of purpose. For people who have been diagnosed with colorectal cancer, or colon cancer, March is set aside as a month to make people more aware of the disease and ways to combat it and help prevent it.

Colorectal cancer affects both men and women, the Centers for Disease Control says, and is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the nation. At Alverson + O’Brien, P.C., we join millions of Americans in recognizing March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and urge everyone to follow CDC guidelines to help stave off this “highly preventable” disease.

The CDC says that if you’re age 50 or above, you should get regular screenings for colorectal cancer. The tests help doctors spot precancerous growths so that the polyps can be removed.

The numbers of people afflicted with colorectal cancer are staggering: 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with it annually and more than 50,000 will die from it. However bleak those numbers might appear, those who have been diagnosed will soon learn that there are a number of treatments to help people not only survive, but maintain quality of life.

One of the tools available to help some of those diagnosed cope with the reality that they can no longer work is Social Security Disability. SSD benefits can help people battling illness to pay their bills and remain vital members of society.

An experienced Denver attorney can help guide you through the too-often complicated SSD/SSDI appeals process, helping you gather and prepare needed paperwork and evidence to support your benefits claim.

Please read our Possible Disabling Conditions page for more information about how Alverson + O’Brien, P.C., Attorneys at Law, can help you.