Alyssa Capel

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Unmarried patients with cancer have a lower survival rate, but does this lead to bias in treatment?

Exploring Marital Status Bias in Cancer Treatment

Because unmarried patients are less likely to choose surgery or radiotherapy treatments over other interventions, researchers often speculate that those patients have less “fighting spirit” or that having a life partner would give them “more to live for.”

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