Can’t work due to leukemia?
Leukemia Disability benefits can help.
Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow. It causes the body to produce immature white blood cells that grow out of control. When there’s an abundance of abnormal white cells, it crowds out healthy blood cells and can causes a variety of potentially life-threatening complications.
Generally, leukemia is divided into two groups: acute leukemia, which develops quickly, and chronic leukemia, which develops over a period of time. Both types of leukemia produce similar symptoms, including fever, sweating, chills, fatigue, frequent infections, weight loss, swollen lymph nodes, and an enlarged liver or spleen. Individuals may also suffer from anemia and joint or bone pain.
Treatment for leukemia, which may include chemotherapy, radiation, or a bone marrow or stem cell transplant, may also have severe and debilitating side effects.