Colon cancer survival influenced by neighborhood

09/8/2009 | Reuters

The five-year survival rate following colorectal cancer diagnosis and treatment was as high as 88% in high-income white neighborhoods, 73% in low-income, racially diverse neighborhoods and about 80% statewide, researchers found. The study of 25,040 men and women also found five-year survival was highest among whites at 83%, compared with 75% for blacks, 79% for Hispanics and 80% for Asian/Pacific Islanders.

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