In 2008, the Social Security Administration first launched the Compassionate Allowances Initiative to expedite claim determinations for the most severe qualifying medical conditions, according to the agency.
Cervical cancer may not necessarily garner as many headlines as some other forms of cancer. But, each year many women in California hear the news from the doctor that they have cervical cancer. Since the mid-1950s, the survival rate for women diagnosed with this form of cancer has increased significantly. Sources believe that much of the reason the survival rate has shown such positive results can be linked to the use of the Pap test, which can be important for early detection.
Anxiety disorders may include conditions such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety, phobias and other forms of social anxiety issues, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Anxiety disorders are generally recognized as the most common class of mental health issue that Americans suffer. Some estimate that the number of adults in the United States who suffer from anxiety disorders reach as high as 40 million people per year. Notably, the CDC says that people in developed countries are more likely to suffer from some form of anxiety disorder.