For Working-Age Cancer Survivors, Medical Debt And Bankruptcy Create Financial Hardships

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For Working-Age Cancer Survivors, Medical Debt And Bankruptcy Create Financial Hardships

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Study in @Health_Affairs uses data from @LIVESTRONG survey. #Cancer survivors face considerable financial hardships: http://lvstr.ng/1mE0GKR
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 4:30pm

CAMPAIGN: LIVESTRONG Changing the Cancer Care System

CONTENT: Multimedia with summary

The rising medical costs associated with cancer have led to considerable financial hardship for patients and their families in the United States. According to a recent study using data from the LIVESTRONG 2012 survey of 4,719 cancer survivors ages 18–64, approximately one-third of the survivors had gone into debt, and 3 percent had filed for bankruptcy.

Read the whole study on Health Affairs: .

Keywords: Health & Healthcare | Cancer | Health Affairs | Kaiser Permanente | LIVESTRONG

CAMPAIGN: LIVESTRONG Changing the Cancer Care System

CONTENT: Multimedia with summary

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