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Link Found Between 5 Genes and Deadly Form of Prostate Cancer

Posted on February 16, 2016 by Disability Help Group

According to a report from Medline, a link has been found between 5 genes and a deadly form of prostate cancer. If you’ve been diagnosed with a severe medical condition that’s expected to last at least a year or is expected to end in death, then you could be eligible to receive Social Security disability benefits.

Researchers from the United States and Sweden have come upon a link between 5 genetic mutations that are inherited and an aggressive, fatal form of prostate cancer.

In fact, they found that those patients who had at least 4 of the 5 genes had a 50% increased risk of dying from prostate cancer, in comparison to those patients who had 2 or less of the genes.

With this discovery is the hope that one day a test can be given to patients to determine if they carry these genes, so the risk for developing prostate cancer can become known. This could lead to earlier, improved care for patients.

Doctors would be able to aggressively treat the prostate cancer, which is something that continues to be a problem with patients. Too many patients are receiving unnecessary treatment, which can lead to serious side effects such as impotence and urinary incontinence.

If you’d like to know if you qualify for disability benefits, you should speak to an Atlanta Social Security disability associate.

Filing for Social Security disability benefits is complicated and time-consuming, but at Disability Help Group, our team of disability representatives is ready for the challenge. We like to empower our clients by providing a FREE Social Security disability guide so you can learn more about the process of filing for disability benefits.

When you’re ready to get started, contact the Disability Help Group to begin your claim. Our state-of-the-art, customized intake and database system means less hassle, so you can focus on what’s most important to you instead of having to spend your days wading through confusing legalese and legal red tape. Call today – 1-(800)-800-3332.