Rich women ‘stand a better chance of beating cancer’

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Rich women ‘stand a better chance of beating cancer’

Oncologist lays out the critical factors that result in the huge difference in mortality rates in low-income areas

Senior reporter

Affluent women are better positioned to fight cancer compared with their disadvantaged counterparts.

Medical oncologist Dr Keo Tabane believes women with higher education levels are more likely to consider that their initial symptoms may be cancer.

“They generally have quicker, smoother journeys to diagnosis. This means that they have more opportunity to recognise potential cancer and access healthcare in the earlier stages of their cancer, which can then afford them better outcomes,” said Tabane...

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