How Social Determinants of Health Affect Your Cancer Treatment

Nov 06, 2019, 09:56 PM
In this episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with Kassandra Alcaraz, PhD, MPH, about a new phenomenon that's gaining traction across the healthcare universe. It’s called the Social Determinants of Health. It may not be the catchiest phrase, but its implications on our health are absolutely enormous. According to research, the social determinants of health are responsible for 80% of our overall wellbeing.

So what are the social determinants of health? They’re the neighborhood where you grew up. They’re the school you went to. They’re the depth of your personal relationships— the social determinants of health are all of the social factors that impact how you feel.

This week on the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we’ll take a closer look at what's being done to incorporate the social determinants of health into cancer care.