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The Weekly: Cancer in uninsured often diagnosed at advanced stage, Biden’s Cancer Panel appointees and more

July 15, 2022

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Cancer in Uninsured Often Diagnosed at More Advanced, Lethal Stage

THURSDAY, July 14 (U.S. News & World Report) — Not having health insurance can be deadly if cancer strikes: a new study shows that people without it are significantly more likely to be diagnosed with late-stage cancers and face lower survival rates than their insured peers.

The difference particularly marked for six cancers — prostate, colon, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, oral cavity, liver and esophagus — where uninsured individuals diagnosed with stage 1 disease fared worse than insured people diagnosed with stage 2 disease. 

 

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