Cancer Treatment Costs More Likely to Leave African-Americans in Debt

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Cancer Treatment Costs More Likely to Leave African-Americans in Debt

Sep, 28th 2016

Black cancer survivors are more likely than whites to wind up in debt or forego treatment due to cost, a new study finds.

"More than 1.6 million adults are diagnosed with cancer in the United States each year, and many face some form of financial hardship related to cancer and cancer treatment, even when they're insured," said study author Theresa Hastert.

Hastert is an assistant professor in the department of oncology at Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, in Detroit.

"In order to pay for cancer care,...

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