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Genetics Show Four Types of Breast Cancer

Posted on February 15, 2016 by Disability Help Group

Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer affecting women, according to the American Cancer Society. ABC News reports that researchers with the Cancer Genome Atlas project have found that there are four distinct genetic types of breast cancer found in patients. The DNA of more than 800 breast cancer patients was analyzed, and the study found that the disease may be divided into four genetic categories.

By dividing breast cancer types into these categories, researchers hope that this will allow them to compare the breast cancer to similar cancers in other parts of the body. Some forms of breast cancer may find new hope with drugs used to combat other types of cancers with similar genetics, even if those cancers occur in other parts of the body.

Researchers hope that the results of this study will present a new way of thinking about cancer treatment. Instead of treating a cancer based on where it is in the body, looking at the genetic components could result in more targeted treatment methods.

Cancer may cause severe disability in both children and adults. The condition may affect the individual’s ability to work and perform substantial gainful employment in some cases. If breast cancer or any other disabling medical condition is preventing you or a loved one from earning an income, you may qualify for Social Security disability benefits.

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