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Social Attachment Increases Ovarian Cancer Survival

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For patients with ovarian cancer, social attachment appears to be associated with a survival advantage. A team of American researchers found that 59% of ovarian cancer patients with high social attachment had an average survival of 4.70 years, but those with low social attachment had an average survival rate of just 3.35 years.

Abstract: Journal of Clinical Oncology, July 16, 2012 (online).

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