Married Cancer Patients Have Better Outcomes


By Molly Clifton

Boston researchers say cancer patients who are single tend to have worse outcomes then patients who are married.

A new study found unmarried patients were 17 percent more likely to have late stage cancer and 53 percent less likely to receive the appropriate treatment.

Doctors suspect married patients fare better because they have the support of a spouse who can make sure they go to all their appointments and help them understand the options.

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