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EHR Screening Reveals Financial Toxicity in Most Patients With Breast Cancer

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By: Jessica Nye, PhD From: oncologynurseadvisor.com Preliminary data from a program that systematically screened patients for financial status indicated that financial hardship was prevalent among many patients with cancer. These findings were presented during the 2021 ASCO Quality Care Symposium. Financial toxicity has been associated with poorer quality of life and earlier mortality. Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center in …

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Financial Toxicity Linked to QOL After Breast Cancer Surgery

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Source: Physician’s Briefing Staff From: healthday.com Strongest correlation seen for BREAST-Q psychosocial well-being, with 0.89 change per unit change in financial toxicity score Financial toxicity (FT) is associated with worse quality of life (QOL) for breast cancer patients after mastectomy or lumpectomy, according to a study published online Dec. 11 in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Christopher …

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The Financial Burden of Breast Cancer

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From: breastadvocateapp.com One in every 8 women in the US will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, and 2,000 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.   Treatment options, new drugs, surgical advances and breast reconstruction options are all commonly discussed within the breast cancer community. A topic that is not discussed enough is the financial burden, or …

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New Illinois Law Gives Patients Equal Access to Cancer Clinical Trials

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By: Lauren Petty From: nbcchicago.com Clinical trials can save the lives of cancer patients, but studies show minorities and the poor often don’t participate, because they simply can’t afford to. Parking costs and travel expenses add up, but a new law in Illinois allows patients to get reimbursed for those expenses. It’s been 16 years since she beat colorectal cancer, …

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Belong.Life: New Study Shows Advanced Breast Cancer Patients in the US Cite Copayments as Main Financial Burden

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Source: Belong.Life From: prnewswire.com 25% of patients delayed or altered treatments due to high copayments according to study presented at the 5th ESO-ESMO International Consensus Conference on Advanced Breast Cancer Belong.Life, creator of the “Belong- Beating Cancer Together” mobile app, the world’s largest interactive social network for cancer patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals, has published a study showing that almost …

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Tackling the financial toll of cancer, one patient at a time

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By: Laurie McGinley From: washingtonpost.com Even before Scott Steiner started treatment for a rare gastrointestinal cancer that had spread throughout his abdomen, a dangerous side effect threatened his health. His doctor had prescribed the cancer drug Gleevec, but Steiner’s insurance refused to cover its $3,500 monthly cost. Steiner, a warehouse manager for a publisher of Bible-themed literature, and his wife, …