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Sociodemographic factors affect thyroid cancer survival rates in young adults

Sociodemographic factors affect thyroid cancer survival rates in young adults
April 29, 2015

Certain subgroups of adolescents and young adults with differentiated thyroid cancer may have a higher risk of poor outcomes, including men, black or Hispanic patients and uninsured or underinsured patients, according to research in Thyroid.

In a large population-based study of adolescents and young adults in California, researchers also linked low socioeconomic status with worse thyroid cancer survival rates in young adult men, who are 2.5 times more likely to die of the disease than young adult women. Blacks were six times more likely to die of the disease than whites, whereas Hispanics were three times more likely, according to researchers.

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