Social isolation may worsen breast cancer outcomes

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    patients with early breast cancer who are socially isolated have a higher risk of dying from their disease, a new study suggests.

    Women with fewer social ties to friends, family, community and religious groups, as well as spouses or romantic partners were 43 percent more likely to see their breast cancer return, 64 percent more likely to die from breast cancer and 69 percent more likely to die from any cause, according to a study recently published in the journal Cancer.

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