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Finances Weigh Heavily on Older Cancer Patients

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Charles Bankhead From: Despite access to Medicare in most cases, older patients with cancer remained deeply concerned about financial burdens from their medical care, a survey of almost 1,500 patients showed. Financial hardship had a consistent and significantly negative impact on older patients’ health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Symptoms, disability, lack of emotional support, and other factors also …