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The Impact of Massachusetts Health Reform on Colorectal and Breast Cancer Stage at Diagnosis.

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Summary of "The Impact of Massachusetts Health Reform on Colorectal and Breast Cancer Stage at Diagnosis."

This study examines the expansion of health insurance coverage in Massachusetts under state health reform as a natural experiment to investigate whether expanded insurance coverage reduced the likelihood of advanced stage colorectal cancer (CRC) and breast cancer (BCA) diagnosis.

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Name: Medical care
ISSN: 1537-1948
Pages: 183-191

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Tumors or cancer of the COLON or the RECTUM or both. Risk factors for colorectal cancer include chronic ULCERATIVE COLITIS; FAMILIAL POLYPOSIS COLI; exposure to ASBESTOS; and irradiation of the CERVIX UTERI.

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