Sedentary Work Exerting up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work Exerting up to 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. However, if the use of the arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most the time, the job is rated Light Work.

Medium Work Exerting up to 50 (22.7 kg) pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds (11.3 kg) of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of forces constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work Exerting up to 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Very Heavy Work Exerting in excess of 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Job Classification

In most duration tables, five job classifications are displayed. These job classifications are based on the amount of physical effort required to perform the work. The classifications correspond to the Strength Factor classifications described in the United States Department of Labor's Dictionary of Occupational Titles. The following definitions are quoted directly from that publication.

Sedentary Work Exerting up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work Exerting up to 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. However, if the use of the arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most the time, the job is rated Light Work.

Medium Work Exerting up to 50 (22.7 kg) pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds (11.3 kg) of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of forces constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work Exerting up to 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Very Heavy Work Exerting in excess of 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Chemotherapy


Related Terms

  • Anticancer Drug Therapy
  • Cytotoxic Cancer Treatment
  • Injection

Specialists

  • Hematologist
  • Oncologist

Comorbid Conditions

Factors Influencing Duration

The length of disability is highly variable, depending on the type of cancer being treated, the individual's general health and age, the type of drug(s) being administered, the dosage, the side effects of the treatment itself, and the schedule of administration.

Medical Codes

ICD-9-CM:
00.10 - Pharmaceuticals, Implantation of Chemotherapeutic Agent; Brain Wafer Chemotherapy; Interstitial/ Intracavitary
39.96 - Total body perfusion
39.97 - Other Perfusion; Perfusion NOS, Perfusion, Local [Regional] of: Carotid Artery, Coronary Artery, Head, Lower Limb, Neck, Upper Limb
99.25 - Injection of Infusion of Cancer Chemotherapeutic Substance; Chemoembolization; Injection of Infusion of Antineoplastic Agent
99.88 - Therapeutic Photopheresis; Extracorporeal Photochemotherapy; Extracorporeal Photopheresis

Overview

Chemotherapy is the administration of drugs (antineoplastic or cytotoxic agents) that destroy cancer cells.

Chemotherapeutic drugs destroy tumor cells by several mechanisms, which include interfering with cell division, damaging the cell's DNA (the molecular structure that dictates cell growth and function), changing the cell's ability to absorb or release fluid (osmotic stress), or interfering with the ability of the tumor to develop its own blood supply.

Chemotherapy drugs may be administered intravenously or orally over a period of several weeks to several months. Three or 4 weeks between treatments are usually required for the body to recover from the effects of a single treatment. Multiple antineoplastic drugs may be used. When combined, they work more effectively together than as single agents (synergism) to destroy cancer cells.

Source: Medical Disability Advisor






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