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Study: Economic Crisis May Have Caused 500,000 Cancer Deaths

A new study says the global economic crisis of 2008 may have caused 500,000 cancer deaths. The study in the medical journal Lancet says a loss of jobs and cuts in health care shut out people seeking help for such easily diagnosed and treatable cancers as prostate cancer for men, breast cancer for women and colon cancer for both genders. The authors of the study reached their conclusions by calculating the rise in cancer deaths for every 1 percent rise in the unemployment rate combined...

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