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The Challenge2018-10-28T07:18:25+00:00

Cancer Related Financial Toxicity (CRFT)

Families fighting cancer are overwhelmed by lost income and increased out-of-pocket costs associated with treatment. As a result, they face higher mortality rates, the inability to adhere to their treatment plans and bankruptcy.

Interrupted Access To Care

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Patients skip doctor appointments
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Postpone or do not fill prescriptions
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Patients halve oral medication
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Patients skip doses entirely

Higher Mortality and Relapse Rates

Patients who file for bankruptcy have a 79% greater risk of early mortality

Children from high-poverty areas relapse sooner than children in low-poverty areas

Inability to Afford Daily Living Expenses and Bankruptcy

Cancer families are 2.65x more likely to file bankruptcy.

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Insured patients report significant financial burden
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Parents experience some type of work disruption
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Families lose more than half their income
White Paper from Family Reach