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Tamoxifen Breast Cancer Patients Find Help Through Coffee

Posted on February 18, 2016 by Disability Help Group

Breast cancer patients taking the Tamoxifen cancer drug may find additional benefits if they consume coffee during treatment.

Researchers from Lund University in Sweden followed the cases of more than 600 breast cancer patients from southern Sweden, half of which were taking the Tamoxifen cancer drug. Over the five year study, researchers found that those taking Tamoxifen and drinking two or more cups of coffee per day had less than half the rate of relapse compared to patients who consumed one cup or less per day.

This isn’t the first time coffee has been related to preventing disability due to breast cancer. Previous studies have linked consistent coffee drinking with a lower risk of certain types of breast cancer. However, other studies have contradicted the health benefits with additional health risks tied to coffee consumption.

Studies like these that show preliminary benefits of lifestyle habits open the doors for new research. Cancer is a unique type of disability where the actual disease may not be disabling on its own, but becomes disabling due to the required treatment. Chemotherapy, cancer medications, and radiation therapy are all cancer treatments which may cause severely disabling side-effects.

Breast cancer is one of the many diseases that may qualify patients for Social Security disability benefits if symptoms from the cancer and/or treatment prevent them from performing substantial gainful activity. Some common side effects of cancer treatment may include chronic pain, fatigue, nausea, and a lowered immune system.

If you or a loved one believe you are entitled to Social Security disability benefits, Disability Help Group is here to help South Florida residents navigate the Social Security disability claim process. Call today – 1-(800)-800-3332 – to learn about your rights to benefits for long-term disabling conditions.