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Cancer survival in California: Marriage helps, but benefit varies with demographics
The Mercury News

It’s widely known that your chances of surviving cancer are better if you’re married.

But a new California-based study released today reports that the benefits of being married also vary by sex, race, ethnicity and birthplace, with white bachelors and white single women in the Golden State doing worse than their married counterparts.

The research also reveals that unmarried cancer patients born outside the U.S. have better survival rates compared to unmarried cancer patients born here.