Poor have greater risk of dying after cancer

October 2008
Hospice Management Advisor;Oct2008, Vol. 13 Issue 10, p118
The article focuses on a study about the survival and stages of cancer which discovered that poor people have greater risk of dying after cancer than people with higher socioeconomic status. The researcher examined the medical records of 13, 598 cancer patients in 1997 in seven states in the U.S. and followed up the outcome after five years. The research was commissioned by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to find out how socioeconomic status (SES) affected cancer mortality.


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