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Stereotypes About Single People Can Influence Cancer Treatment

A new report highlights how physician’s assumptions can impede care

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IsIs being single hazardous to your health? When it comes to having cancer, it certainly seems to be: Unmarried people are more likely to die of the disease than their married counterparts, for reasons that have never been clearly understood.

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Tom Jacobs

Tom Jacobs

Tom Jacobs is a California-based journalist who focuses on psychology, behavior, creativity, and the arts. He was the senior staff writer of Pacific Standard.