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Nevadans At Higher Risk Of Cancer

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Cancer patient Terry Meyer reads a book while receiving chemotherapy treatment. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Cancer patient Terry Meyer reads a book while receiving chemotherapy treatment. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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(Las Vegas, NV)  —  A new study says Nevadans are more likely than other Southwestern states to contract and die of cancer.

Researchers at UNLV and the state Health Division say a lack of screening and specialized physicians leads nearly 10% of cancer patients to seek treatment outside Nevada.

Southern Nevadans are more likely to develop cancer than their Northern counterparts, and breast cancer patients have a lower survival rate than the national average.

A link to the study can be found at www.unlv.edu.

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