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

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

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