Marriage Increases Chances of Colon Cancer Survival

Married couples have better chances of surviving colon cancer, reveals a latest study. Married colon cancer patients were 14% less likely to meet death, compared to single patients, say the researchers after analyzing more than 127,000 records.

Married patients got diagnosed earlier and also sought aggressive treatment. The researchers suggest that better caregiving by their spouses helps patients manage their cancer better. This extra support improves the outcome.

The research was done by scientists at Brigham Young University and Penn State’s College of Medicine. The study will appear in a forthcoming issue of Cancer Epidemiology journal.

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