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Marriage and Cancer Survival

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Alexandra
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2430365/Marriage-improves-cancer-survival-rate-20-BETTER-chemotherapy.html

This is not a joke. It's an actual Harvard study. Someone used cancer research money to collect this statistics.

Next time I have to go on chemo, I'll say "no thanks, my husband is already making me nauseous"

 

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lovesanimals
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I'm trying to figure why this story disturbs me so much.  I know I don't like the conclusions that are drawn from the study.  While having a loving and supportive spouse is immensely helpful to a cancer patient or to anyone who is seriously ill, "marriage" is not the magic cure-all pill for a cancer patient.

Kelly

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lovesanimals
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Maybe when I posted above, I was missing the point of the article, which is to state the obvious:  having a circle of supportive and loving family/friends greatly helps a cancer patient's chances of survival?

Kelly

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debrajo
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What a CROCK!  If marriage "helped" so much, why the Hell did I get it in the first place!  To whoever wrote this artical...I bet YOU are not married!Debra 

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GSRon
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Gosh that article just crapped me out..!  NOT..!  Sounds like some poor misguided journalist at work..  Ron

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debrajo
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Sounds to me like some brainic smart A$$ kids got an easy " A " on a grant for cancer "study" instead of cancer CURE!  If you like paperwork, the government loves to give you money for some dumb reason!

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