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How cancer traps survivors in debt: They have to pay 40% more out-of-pocket for medical care than those without a history of the disease - and costs are rising

Cancer survivors and those battling the disease spend nearly 40 percent more out-of-pocket on doctor appointments, drugs and other medical expenditures than people who have never been diagnosed with the disease, a new report found.  A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analysis found that younger cancer patients are facing higher bills than older ones have, suggesting that cancer care is getting more expensive.  And those costs are taking a psychological toll on survivors, according to the new report.  Read more...



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