The Role of Poverty

May 27, 2014 11:13 PM

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Socioeconomic status doesn't just impact a person's lifestyle; it may also affect their health. Scientists have found that certain cancers are more concentrated in areas with high poverty, while other cancers arise more often in wealthier regions. The findings reveal a bit more about how different types of cancers are more common when certain environmental factors are put into play.

Overall, socioeconomic status isn't related to cancer risk; however, it may influence the type of cancer a person may develop. In order to take a closer look at this phenomenon, the researchers compared people living in areas with the highest poverty with those living in areas with the lowest povert...

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