Compared with their counterparts
north of the border, middle-class and upper-middle-class
US residents have similar odds of surviving cancer. However,
America's less well-off residents do not fare as well as those
in Canada, according to new study findings.
Among people on the
bottom one third of the socioeconomic ladder, Canadians were
about 35% more likely to survive cancer than similar US residents,
researchers report. ``There seems to be a significant Canadian
survival advantage,'' the study's lead author, Dr. Kevin M. Gorey,
of University of Windsor in Ontario, told Reuters Health in an
Differences in the Canadian and US healthcare systems
probably account for the better survival odds among Canada's
poorer residents, Gorey and his colleagues report in the Journal
of Public Health Medicine.
Thanks to Reuters Health
Healthcare system works,as reported
in Journal of Public Health Medicine
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