These days, more people are beating cancer thanks to advances in medical technology and healthcare.
According to the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2 out of 3 people now live at least 5 years after a cancer diagnosis, which is up from 1 out of 2 people in the 1970s.
Unfortunately, even with health insurance, it’s coming at a financial cost that leaves many people vulnerable to medical debt and bankruptcy while having to keep up with the high cost of cancer care as well as all of the non-medical bills – like travel and lodging expenses for out-of-network care or lost work and wages.
Here are 10 statistics about the cost of cancer treatment in America as researched by several health and cancer-related organizations:
To read recent news reports and statistics about the cost of cancer treatment, click here. And, to learn more about supplemental lump-sum cancer insurance policy options and critical illness plans that provide a lump-sum cash payment of up to $100,000 which can be used for medical and non-medical bills, go to CancerInsurance.com.
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