Study: Marriage makes a difference in cancer survival rates

A study published Monday in the journal Cancer finds that marriage has a significant impact on cancer survival rates, especially among men. From the NY Times:

Using the California cancer registry, the scientists identified 783,167 cancer patients, and 386,607 deaths. They used health insurance data and neighborhood socioeconomic levels to assess economic resources.

The risk of death among unmarried men was 27 percent higher, and among unmarried women 19 percent higher, than among the...

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