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Single people cope less well with bowel cancer

Being single or living in a deprived area makes it twice as hard to cope with bowel cancer, research shows.
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Being single or living in a deprived area makes it twice as hard to cope with bowel cancer, research shows

Bowel cancer patients who are single are twice as likely to have little or no confidence in dealing with their condition compared with those who are married or living with a partner (13% compared with 6%), the largest study of its kind has found.

It said patients living in the most deprived areas are also twice as likely to have little or no confidence (12%) in managing their cancer compared with those in the most affluent areas (6%).

One in ten

One in 10 people (9%) with bowel cancer had little or no confidence in managing their illness when they were diagnosed.

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