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SOCIOECONOMICS OF CANCER: A LITERATURE REVIEW OF HOW SOCIAL INEQUALITY EXPLAINS CANCER SURVIVAL

Authors:
Abdy Javadzadeh, Ph.D.; Andrea Echeverri

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Abdy Javadzadeh, Ph.D.; Andrea Echeverri
St. Thomas University

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Javadzadeh, Abdy, and Andrea Echeverri. "SOCIOECONOMICS OF CANCER: A LITERATURE REVIEW OF HOW SOCIAL INEQUALITY EXPLAINS CANCER SURVIVAL." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 11, Nov. 2018, pp. 5864-5871. November, ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=407.
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Javadzadeh, Abdy, and Andrea Echeverri. "SOCIOECONOMICS OF CANCER: A LITERATURE REVIEW OF HOW SOCIAL INEQUALITY EXPLAINS CANCER SURVIVAL." Int. J. of Social Science and Economic Research, November, 3, no. 11 (2018): 5864-871. Accessed November 2018. ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=407.
Chicago
Javadzadeh, Abdy, and Andrea Echeverri. "SOCIOECONOMICS OF CANCER: A LITERATURE REVIEW OF HOW SOCIAL INEQUALITY EXPLAINS CANCER SURVIVAL." Int. J. of Social Science and Economic Research, November, 3, no. 11 (2018): 5864-871. Accessed November 2018. ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=407.

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Abstract:
The socioeconomics of health care in America as a fundamental dynamic is very seldom talked about in main stream discussions, especially in relation to cancer, cancer diagnosis, and cancer treatment. As the cost of cancer diagnosis and treatment increases, it becomes less accessible to the general population. Some cancer patients will refuse treatment in order to keep their families and themselves out of debt. The purpose of this comprehensive literature review is to identify the socioeconomic limitations and financial constraints for those Americans without adequate health care. In addition, we examine the many types of necessary medical therapies a cancer patient will not receive while undergoing treatment. This presentation also delves into cases in which patients refused treatment which they were unable to afford and the outcomes of these actions. Consistently, we are able to demonstrate that there is a strong correlation between the affordability and availability of cancer treatment and socioeconomic status. Moreover, our research shows that financial constraints of getting cancer treatment and deterioration of health have become a social phenomenon/problem in need of an enhanced remedy. Through this research we found that despite the availability of universal healthcare low SES still makes a significant difference in rates of cancer treatments and death.