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Timely cancer diagnosis linked to insurance status

HealthDay/Washington Post, February 19, 2008
People who either have no health insurance or rely on Medicaid are more likely to be diagnosed with advanced cancers than people who have private health insurance, according to a report from the American Cancer Society report. This finding follows an earlier study that showed uninsured patients with cancer were 60 percent more likely to die than insured cancer patients.