Rural cancer survivors abandon health caring over cost

Older cancer survivors vital in farming areas are some-more expected to abandon medical and dental caring since of financial concerns, compared with those vital in civic areas. This is according to a investigate published by a American Association for Cancer Research.

The investigate was conducted by a group of researchers, led by Dr. Nynikka Palmer from Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC.

This is a initial population-based investigate to concentration on a odds of cancer survivors in farming and civic areas forgoing health caring since of concerns about cost.

Dr. Palmer, postdoctoral associate in a Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy during a school, and colleagues analyzed information from 7,804 cancer survivors who participated in a National Health Interview Surveys between 2006 and 2010.

These surveys were conducted by a National Center for Health Statistics of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Among a investigate participants:

  • 1,642 were from farming areas
  • 6,162 were from civic areas
  • About 49% of them were aged 18