Study finds women shortchanged on chemotherapy

Women with little education or low incomes are more likely to get insufficient levels of chemotherapy when being treated for breast cancer, which translates into higher mortality rates for the group. Researchers add that as many as half of all women being given chemotherapy are getting insufficient amounts, despite clear guidelines on the amount of therapy needed for treatment. Thirty-two percent of women with less than a high school diploma received less than the recommended amount while 14 percent of women with their diploma were shortchanged. Obese women also were often under-treated on chemotherapy. Article