US SSA makes some advanced prostate cancer patients eligible for CAL

According to a media release just issued by the US Social Security Administration (SSA), the agency has designated “Prostate cancer — hormone refractory disease — or with visceral metastases” as a disorder which will allow patients to be eligible for Compassionate Allowances (CAL).

As a member of the Prostate Cancer Roundtable, Prostate Cancer International (the parent organization of The “New” Prostate Cancer InfoLink) will be working closely with other US-based organizations to identify precisely what the implications of this designation will be for patients with hormone-refractory and other forms of advanced prostate cancer.

For those individuals who wish to look into this for themselves, we suggest you start by looking at this web page on the SSA web site.

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