The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released an analysis on the significant medical and non-medical costs faced by cancer survivors and patients in the U.S.
The CDC report, which analyzed data from 2008 – 2011, revealed the following figures on the cost of cancer treatment per person when compared to people without a history of cancer:
The CDC study follows several other troubling reports on the high cost of cancer treatment, including how cancer drug prices have doubled in the past decade (IMS Health), and cancer patients being nearly 3X more likely to declare bankruptcy than people without cancer (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center).
And, while many of the media reports on these studies have covered the financial burdens cancer patients with and without insurance are facing, few have offered solutions for managing the cost of cancer care.
To help, here are 8 financial resources and organizations that can lessen both the medical and non-medical costs of treatment for cancer patients in the U.S.:
If you know of more financial resources and organizations that can help cancer patients in managing the high cost of cancer care, please, share with our readers in the comments.
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