The population of cancer survivors in the US is growing, and many struggle to pay health care costs. A study led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds one-fourth of survivors have problems paying medical bills and one-third worry about them.
Breast cancer patients, especially if they have lymphedema, face an especially high cost of health care according to authors of a paper published March 6, 2019 in Cancer, a peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Cancer Society.
Cancer survivors are more likely than people with no cancer history to have money-related problems due to medical bills according to a study published in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.
A study led by researchers from University of Michigan has found that many cancer patients would like more help from their health care providers in addressing costs of treatment.
Many cancer survivors can’t afford to take all their medications the way they were prescribed, which can lead them to make changes that include skipping doses or delaying filling prescriptions.