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High incidence of cases and low vaccination rates don’t fully capture why mortality rates are so much higher in rural areas.
From 1995 to 2016, hepatocellular carcinoma incidence in rural populations climbed by 218%.
“It is critically important to take action at the community level in order to meaningfully reduce colorectal cancer disparities."
“Cancer survivors need the expertise of someone who knows cancer and understands what is ‘normal’ for a cancer survivor.”
Rural Americans diagnosed with cancer are more likely to die from their conditions than are urban Americans.
Rates are also falling more among men than among women.
As a rural town grapples with the closure of its hospital, cancer patients try to continue their treatments in different locations.
Study findings underscore the need for uniform care and treatment.
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