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Patients often change lifestyle, medical care due to cancer costs

October 21, 2014

Read the Perspective from Jyoti D. Patel, MD

The financial burden of cancer care often prompted insured patients to alter their lifestyle and their medical care strategies, according to survey results presented at the Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium.   

“We found in previous studies that financial burden due to cancer care does cause substantial distress for patients,” researcher Ryan Nipp, MD, oncology fellow at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, said during a press conference. “We’ve also shown in prior studies that patients adopt different strategies to cope with the financial burden of their care. With this study, we have aimed to describe how patients cope with treatment-related costs, and we also wanted to determine which patients may be at risk for certain cost-saving strategies.”

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