The Social Security Administration (SSA) has posted a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) in the Federal Register regarding how it evaluates Cancer. The proposal provides changing the name of the current listing for Malignant Neoplastic Diseases to “Cancer”, as well as revising the criteria SSA uses to evaluate cases involving cancer in adults and children.
The proposed name change is intended to make the listing easier to understand. The proposal also includes adding some new listings, e.g., Malignant Melanoma, Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL); Cervical Cancer that has spread to distant lymph nodes, and Secondary Lymphoma resulting from treatment for Breast Cancer. The changes are proposals and the public may review the proposal and file comments.
If you would like to review the proposed changes to the listing, which also explains how and when to file a comment, please see https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/12/17/2013-30088/revised-medical-criteria-for-evaluating-cancer-malignant-neoplastic-diseases#h-26