While more and more cancer patients in the United States are fighting and surviving, several news stories and healthcare organizations have called out the tremendous financial challenges patients face with the cost of cancer treatment.
Cancer drug prices have doubled (report). Cancer comes with a significant loss of work and income (report). And, many of the nation's elite cancer hospitals are not included in health plans on state exchanges (report).
The infographic and statistics below shows the story of how common a cancer diagnosis can be, increasing survival rates and the high cost of cancer treatment for patients in the U.S. (To download this cancer infographic or get the code to embed and share on your website, click here.)
And, for a list of resources and organizations that can help cancer patients manage the high medical and non-medical costs of cancer treatment in the U.S., please read our article here.
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