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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Financial Hardship Common Among Cancer Survivors and Warrants Patient-Provider Discussion



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  Psychological response was also high among cancer survivors. In a study of women with breast or gynecologic cancers, 47% were concerned about lost wages, 68% were concerned about medical costs, and 49% reported financial stress, and, as a result, had poorer functional, emotional, and physical well-being, and were at risk of depression.

Reference
  1. Altice CK, Banegas MP, Tucker-Seeley RD, Yabroff KR. Financial hardships experienced by cancer survivors: a systematic review. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2016 Oct 20;109(2). doi: 10.1093/jnci/djw205

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