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Marriage helps beat colon cancer

Marriage helps when battling colon cancer.

Marriage helps when battling colon cancer.

A study conducted in 2011 showed marriage helps individuals beat colon cancer. Colon Cancer is the fourth most common form of cancer in the U.S.

Researchers from Penn State’s College of Medicine and Brigham Young University followed 127,753 patients with colon cancer and discovered a married person had 14% better survival rate.

Researchers calculated out any other factors that could contribute to better results such as earlier diagnostic and more aggressive treatment that would lead to better results. Once these were accounted for and removed, it showed that marriage on its own contributed to a 14% better cure rate for colon cancer.

Nevertheless, their study also found married people not only tended to have their cancer diagnosed earlier, but as well took more aggressive treatment.

The results of a study published earlier this year by Harvard University showed a person’s chances of surviving cancer increases by 20% simply by being married.

Read more:

Marriage improves odds of surviving colon cancer: Eureka Alert

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