Benefits Reduction?


I have been on hormone therapy for 5 years. With prostate metastatic bone cancer. I had a nuclear scan recently that now shows no bone disease. Doctor recommends I stay on hormone therapy to control my cancer as long as possible. I had surgery 2/14 and PSA did not go down and then in 7/14 I had 35 radiation treatments and PSA did not go down. The only thing controlling my cancer is hormone therapy. Will they reduce my benefits since they cannot find it on my bones?


Jim's Reply:

This is very difficult to predict...however, as long as you remain under treatment of any sort, your benefits should remain at 100%. It's unfortunate that this will vary from rater to rater when these decisions are made and if you should ever be told that your 100% is being reduced, you should immediately appeal. Good luck.