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
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.