Level Of Poverty Or Wealth May Affect Distribution Of Cancer Types

May 27, 2014 5:13 PM

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An area's level of poverty or wealth may affect the distribution of certain cancers, according to a recent study.

A new analysis has found that certain cancers are more concentrated in areas with high poverty, while other cancers arise more often in wealthy regions. Researchers also found that areas with higher poverty had lower cancer incidence and higher mortality than areas with lower poverty.

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