Poorer areas in U.S. linked to cancer
by Dr. Victor Marchione, Belmarra Health.com:
Most of us know that there are certain risk factors associated with cancers. Smoking, for one thing, is linked to a higher risk of lung cancer, while the use of tanning beds raises the risk of skin cancer.
But a new study is now suggesting that poverty may have something to do with certain types of cancer, too. Now there’s even more to worry about when you’ve got money troubles.
Research, led by Dr. Francis Boscoe of the New York Cancer State Registry, recently examined the link between socioeconomic status and the development of certain cancers. Findings were published in the journal Cancer.
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