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A cancer diagnosis often means extreme financial stress—and fights with insurance providers.
The results describe the challenges people ages 18 to 39 face during and after treatment.
Turns out I’m still that unusual case. In all honesty, I don’t think my oncologist expected my N.E.D to continue for this long.
A recent study found that 42% of patients depleted 100 percent of their assets—an average loss of $92,000—within two years of diagnosis.
Financial toxicity is also about the systemic designs of our assistance programs, which are not equipped to meet the needs of the very ill.
Patients often do not discuss treatment costs with their cancer care team.
Experts are increasingly concerned about the “financial toxicity” associated with cancer care.
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