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Cancer Treatment Without the Disabling Side Effects?

Posted on February 13, 2016 by Disability Help Group

Cancer is one of the leading causes of long-term disability in the United States. Those who are diagnosed with cancer not only face the challenges of what the disease will do to their body, but also how the treatment will affect their well-being and ability to function on a day-to-day basis. Traditional cancer treatment alone can be enough to render a person disabled and unable to work.

Researchers have discovered that cancer cells can be specifically targeted by blocking DNA repair. While this key molecule is blocked, cancer cells would be more responsive to radiation therapy. At the same time, healthy cells would be protected.

The goal is to make cancer cells more vulnerable to radiation treatments, but at the same time, not cause damage to healthy cells. This would not only make treatments more effective but it would also help to minimize the debilitating side effects that cancer patients often experience.

More studies will continue to be done, including the effects of inhibitors on specific cancer cells such as those found in the breast, lungs and pancreas.

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer or any other severe condition contact a long-term disability representative who can help you through the process of filing your claim and receiving benefits that you may be entitled to. If your long-term disability claim has been denied, a disability representative can help fight for your rights.

Contact the Disability Help Group. Our disability representatives have experience with cross-examining medical and vocational experts and take time when speaking with you about your case. Call us today at 1-(800)-800-3332 for a FREE consultation.