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Rural Cancer Death

  • Stephen Nye Barton
  • David W. Coombs
  • John P. Zakanycz
Part of the Sloan-Kettering Institute Cancer Series book series (SKICS)

Abstract

Cancer is a ubiquitous disease, a major cause of morbidity, and a leading cause of death in rural areas. Although mortality rates for cancer differ from region to region, with lower rates for many types of cancer in rural localities, the special space, time, and technological characteristics of rural areas highlight the difficulties involved in cancer therapy, research, and education. There is a shortage of doctors, pharmacists, and dentists in the rural regions of many countries. President Carter has said, “We need to reform our health care system to provide access to regular, high-quality care for our rural citizens at a cost they can afford.” (1)

Keywords

Osteogenic Sarcoma Cancer Rate Rural County Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area Metropolitan County 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen Nye Barton
    • 1
    • 2
  • David W. Coombs
    • 3
  • John P. Zakanycz
    • 4
  1. 1.The University of Alabama in BirminghamBirminghamUSA
  2. 2.American Rural Health AssociationBirminghamUSA
  3. 3.The University of AlabamaUSA
  4. 4.Computer Systems AnalystThe University of AlabamaUSA

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