With every cancer diagnosis comes a prognosis. It is essential for your oncologist to explain overall survival rates to you based on the conventional standard-of-care. Please remember that the conventional oncologic definition of cure is five (5) years from your original diagnosis.
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“A growing body of research evidence shows being married greatly increases patients’ chances of being cured of cancer. But while there’s a clear link between marriage status and treatment outcome, the benefit is likely to extend to anyone in a close personal relationship….
The most recent such work is from doctors and scientists at Harvard University who published their findings in the peer-reviewed journal Cancer. It shows people who are married are less likely to die from head and neck cancer…
A study of prostate cancer patients showed married men survived significantly longer after diagnosis and had a lower risk of dying from their cancer than those who were divorced, single, separated or widowed. Another study that also used the SEERS program found a survival advantage for married women with uterine cancer, compared to unmarried and widowed women…”
“Unmarried patients with bladder urothelial carcinoma have a higher risk for cancer-specific mortality than those who are married, according to the results of a recent study by Junjie Yu, MD, and colleagues (Medicine [Baltimore]. 2018;97:e11378).
Existing literature has shown that marital status affects survival rates among patients with many types of cancer. In addition, research indicates that widowed patients may be at a higher risk for cancer death than their unwidowed peers…”