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Last Name 1 Student’s Name Professor Course Date Women's Health Issues Worksheet 8 1. According to Gould in "Lower Income Women and Breast Cancer," “Though lower- income women are diagnosed with breast cancer less frequently than are higher income women, lower-income women have higher mortality rates" (31). What are some of the explanations the author give to substantiate this claim? The main reasons why women from the lower-income economic class have a higher death rate even though their diagnosis frequency is lower is primarily because women with this economic class are, in most cases, financially stranded and strained. In this regard, they find it difficult to access appropriate medical processes such as early screening as well as subsequent treatment for the break cancer disease (Gould 31). Treating breast cancer is quite expensive as such; lack of sufficient funds only implies that the patient will eventually die of the conditions. In most cases, the lower-income class does not possess medication insurance policies compared to the women in the higher economic level (Gould 31). As thus, they mainly pay the medication using the out of pocket methods or contributions from friends. Additionally, there are other expenses such as the purchase of medicine, frequent clinical check-ups, traveling c as well as other supportive care expenses that the low-income earning patients cannot afford without help. The other reason why the lower-income economic class has a higher mortality rate is that breast cancer, like other critical illnesses, significantly affects work performance and output. Cancer treatment has a complex nature where the patient is required to go through
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