Marriage Can Reduce Risks of Cancer


marriage reduce cancer risksA recent study showed that colon cancer patients can improve their chances of fighting the disease by “walking down the aisle.”

A study conducted by Penn State College of Medicine and Brigham Young University in the United States revealed that 14 percent of people who are married have reduced the risk of death from cancer.

According to the Daily Mail, the research proved beneficial both for female and male patients.

The survey also noted that patients who are married have more motivation to recover and get treatment early. Scientists can not explain how marriage can help sufferers. But, it is believed that a spouse can be an important informal nurse and a great support in treating the disease.

“The key when cancer is detected is to to control the disease progression. Having a partner helps patients make decisions more quickly so that the disease would be handled more quickly,” said Sven Wilson, a professor at Brigham Young University who is also the author of the study.

The study did not look at whether people who are married are healthier than single people. But, that can be known is a person who decides to get married or keep the marriage itself running is more likely to fight against the disease.

The study was published online in the Cancer Epidemiology journal.