Scientists say the poor likely to get inferior treatment
Researchers in New South Wales, Australia have uncovered what they say is evidence of a link between the type of mesothelioma treatment and outcomes a patient receives and the patient’s socioeconomic status. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted an article on the new research.
Doctors with the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute in Sydney used data from the NSW Cancer Registry to identify 910 mesothelioma patients who had received compensation for their illness.
They found that patients on the lower end of a socioeconomic status scale were nearly 20 percent less likely to receive appropriate mesothelioma treatments such as chemotherapy.
Click on the link below for the Cancer Monthly’s complete article.