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A single mom driving all night with her sick child because she can’t afford a hotel room? That’s what cancer means in the United States.
The Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer documents about $16 billion in direct patient costs and $5 billion in lost time.
One third of the economic burden for cancer survivors is associated with severe obesity.
Breast cancer survivor Marianne Sarcich’s reconstruction surgery was denied by insurance. And denied again. But she persisted and won.
Extended enrollment is an opportunity for anyone in the cancer community to buy new insurance or make sure their plan meets their needs.
Adult survivors of adolescent cancers are more likely to have problems paying medical bills or delaying or forgoing care due to cost.
People with head and neck cancer who are worried about the cost of treatment are about twice as likely to die as people who are not.
Financial hardship caused by cancer can have a long-term impact on your credit score.
The report found U.S. cancer patients spent $5.6 billion in out-of-pocket costs for cancer treatment in 2018.
Fees to park at cancer facilities can cost patients hundreds of dollars.
Carla Tardif is CEO of Family Reach, a national nonprofit that provides financial support for people with cancer.
As healthcare costs grow, unmet financial needs may worsen health disparities
Family Reach is providing direct access, lodging and expanded financial navigation services to people with cancer.
Family Reach has helped people with cancer pay their bills for 25 years. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s reinventing how it does so.
The cost of medical care is a growing financial burden even for people with insurance.
Cancer experience affects work performance, career decisions and personal debt.
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