Married Cancer Patients Have Higher Survival Rates

Posted on: 8:30 pm, September 24, 2013, by , updated on: 06:13pm, September 24, 2013

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(Memphis) New research finds being married may help improve chances of surviving cancer.

The study looked at more than 700,000 thousand people diagnosed with the most deadly cancers.

Researchers found patients who were married were more likely to detect the the disease early, receive potentially life-saving treatments and live longer.

They saw a 20 percent reduction in deaths among patients who were married, compared with unmarried patients.

Scientists believe the social support a patient gets within a marriage leads to better survival rates.