Social Isolation Found To Decrease Survival Rates In Breast Cancer Patients!

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Research suggests that social isolation and loneliness have been found to increase the risk of premature death especially in patients of breast cancer. 

-In a study, conducted by experts, medical records of 9,267 women was studied and their follow-up was performed for 10.6 years. Of the total close to 1,448 cancer cases recurred and 1,521 deaths occurred of which 990 deaths were due to breast cancer.

-It was observed that socially isolated women were at 40% increased risk of disease recurrence and 60% increased risk of death compared to socially active women.

-The overall correlation was found to be stronger for patients in stage 1 and 2 of cancer.

-Findings were published in journal Cancer

Source: Cancer

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