Study: Women six times more likely to be dumped after cancer diagnosis than men

He told ‘We did find women who had abandoned male partners, but the differences were striking. There (were) a disproportionate number of partner abandonments in female patients.’

Dr Chamberlain – who admitted that his 2009 report makes men look like ‘bottom-dwelling, scum-sucking creatures’ – said that ‘men may be very well equipped to be primary providers but not so well equipped to be primary caregivers.’

Speaking with the news site, he said: ‘I think men are challenged in caring for someone who has disease and treatment-related symptoms – managing the stress, managing the logistics.’

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