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Video Report: Recession Impacts Cancer Screening, Treatment


 

The study by Dr. Ronald E. Ennis and colleagues showed that "Independent of socioeconomic status, increasing unemployment rates during times of economic recession are associated with a decline in the incidence and treatment of all cancers. This effect is more pronounced for cancers that often have lesser symptoms (e.g. breast cancer) and is less evident for cancers that present with severe symptoms (e.g. pancreas)."

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