Health insurance status plays a direct role in cancer patient survival

cancer health insurance status

New research has shown that patients who have coverage are more likely to obtain successful treatment. Two recent studies have underscored the importance of health insurance status. Cancer patients who have private coverage appear to have a notable survival advantage. These studies showed that people with private insurance coverage obtain an earlier diagnosis and live longer than people whose coverage is through Medicaid or people who are completely uninsured. The first study involved an analysis of the data from over 13,600 adult patients with and without insurance. These patients all…

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Health insurance fights a better battle against cancer

Cancer insurance health plan

Researchers have discovered that young people who are covered are receiving earlier diagnoses. According to the results of a study by the American Cancer Society, young people who do not have health insurance are up to two times more likely to receive a diagnosis of cancer that is in its later stages than their covered peers. Early detection is the most important factor in improving the chances of cancer survival. The American Cancer Society’s study included the data from approximately 260,000 Americans between the ages of 15 and 39, who…

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