Pain, Financial Hardship, and Employment in Cancer Survivors

Blinder VS.

More than half of working-age cancer survivors (age 18-64 years) in the United States have experienced cancer-associated financial hardship, such as accumulating debt, filing for bankruptcy, worrying about their financial stability, or delaying or foregoing medical care because of concerns about cost.1 Not surprisingly, loss of employment and decreased earnings, which may result from working less hours or taking unpaid leave, are associated with greater risk and severity of financial hardship.

Topic(s): Economic Burden
Health Condition(s): Cancer
Year Published: 2021
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