For years now, our firm has followed the health impacts of divorce on men and women and noted the disparity between the sexes. Yet another new study confirms our observation that the health of men and women is impacted in different ways.
In an article published in the New York Times, we see that when men were diagnosed with cancer and became ill, only 3% experienced the end of a marriage. But among women patients, about 21% ended up separated or divorced. The study was conducted by Dr. Michael J. Glantz of the University of Utah Huntsman Cancer Institute and colleagues from three other institutions who began to collect data on 515 patients diagnosed with brain tumors or multiple sclerosis from 2001 through 2006. Here is some more on Breast Cancer from Provision Healthcare.