Disparities in cancer stage and treatment are the main reasons why Medicaid-insured and uninsured rectal cancer patients are twice as likely to die within five years as privately insured patients. That is the conclusion of a new study published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. Because poorer survival among rectal cancer patients without private insurance is largely attributable to later cancer stage at diagnosis and inadequate treatment, disparities may be lessened through health care reform...
- Study reveals causes of survival disparities based on insurance among rectal cancer patientsMon, 14 Jun 2010, 12:33:52 EDT
- Insurance and socioeconomic status do not explain racial disparities in breast cancer careMon, 11 Oct 2010, 4:22:39 EDT
- Lack of private health insurance impacted cancer survivalSat, 2 Oct 2010, 11:34:20 EDT
- Preoperative radiation may improve survival rates in advanced rectal cancer patientsTue, 2 Dec 2008, 13:37:15 EST
- Surviving breast cancer -- low-income females worst hitTue, 13 Oct 2009, 19:40:33 EDT