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Financial Toxicity Must Become Part of the Conversation

Kim Thiboldeaux | Posted 06.21.2015 | Impact
Kim Thiboldeaux

Financial toxicity. It's a relatively new phrase pioneered by Yousuf Zafar, MD, MHS from Duke, that's gaining traction in cancer circles and making its way into mainstream vernacular as a means of equating the effect of out-of-pocket expenses with the adverse physical effects of cancer care.

The Process, Part 11: My Life as a MasterCard Commercial

Stan Collender | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

The bottom line: The out-of-pocket cost to the insurance company will be more than $65,000, and that doesn't include any of the follow-up visits to other members of Team Stan. That's the financial impact on the insurance company. What about me? Let's start with The Process-caused savings.

Cancer's Growing Burden: Rising Cost Of Care

AP | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 02.25.2012 | Healthy Living

-- Patti Tyree was afraid that cancer would steal her future. Instead, the cost of treating it has. She had hoped to buy a small farm with money inh...

Could Cancer Make You Go Bankrupt? The Risk For 8 Types Of Cancer

The Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 12.12.2011 | Healthy Living

Cancer is expensive -- the American Cancer Society estimates that the 2010 total cost of cancer in the U.S. soared to $263.8 billion. So perhaps un...

Cancer Care Becoming Unaffordable In Developed Countries: Experts

Posted 11.26.2011 | Healthy Living

An explosion of new technologies and treatments for cancer coupled with a rapid rise in cases of the disease worldwide mean cancer care is rapidly...