Study: African-Americans More Willing to Spend What it Takes to Fight Cancer
African-Americans are more willing than whites to do whatever it takes financially to live longer after being diagnosed with lung or colorectal cancer, according to a study published today by the journal of the American Cancer Society. Researchers studied more than 4,214 newly diagnosed people and found that Blacks were the most willing to deplete their funds for treatment, with 80 percent saying they would use all their available funds. Seventy-two percent of Asians were willing to deplete their funds, as were 54 percent of whites and 69 percent of Hispanics.
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