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Health Care System Factors for Cancer Deaths

Health Care System Factors

There are high financial costs associated with cancer care, presenting a barrier to receiving appropriate, life-prolonging treatment, especially among the uninsured and underinsured. For the majority of cancer types, early detection is key to increasing treatment options and prognosis, health outcomes, and prolonged life. Receiving appropriate cancer screenings, according to the current recommendations, are an effective strategy to detect cancer early and promote favorable health outcomes. Insurance status and factors such as education attainment and socioeconomic status are key facilitators or barriers to accessing and participating in cancer screening services as well as cancer treatment received.

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