Posted 5/24/2017 by hhill
It may or may not surprise you that the divorce rate for couples going through or shortly after cancer is about the same as the national average--unless the woman is the cancer patient. The
overall divorce rate for cancer patients is about 11.6 percent, similar to the risk for the population as a
whole. However, if the cancer patient is a woman, a 2009 study in the journal Cancer, she is six times more likely to suffer divorce during cancer than a male patient
There are lots of ways to jump to conclusions about this, but I suspect it is way more layered and complicated than just guessing that men are less good caretakers or less willing to stick around a sick spouse.