• Article: Cancer, bankruptcy and death: study finds a link

    Asked by Ejourneys on Monday, January 25, 2016

    Article: Cancer, bankruptcy and death: study finds a link

    Outlines the true cost of financial toxicity and includes resources for managing finances during cancer care:
    http://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2016/01/cancer-bankruptcy-death-study-financial-toxicity.html

    From the article:
    In a watershed study published in 2013, Ramsey found that cancer patients, on average, were about 2.5 times more likely to declare bankruptcy as those without cancer.

    This latest study, published Monday in Journal of Clinical Oncology, showed that cancer patients who go bankrupt are nearly 80 percent more likely to die than patients who don’t, and some cancers had significantly higher mortality rates....The study, which looked at two groups of around 3,800 cancer patients (one group bankrupt, the other not), found that the mortality rate was not related to whether patients were diagnosed with metastatic disease. It also hinted that cancer patients who had “financial difficulty short of bankruptcy” might also be at risk.

    51 Answers from the Community

    51 answers
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      So you like private police and fire departments?
      What if you couldn't have and they don't come when you call....ugh
      Not calling names but I don't think you've thought it through. Socialism doesn't mean we don't have free enterprise and capitalism in the private sector. Our Army is paid from taxes too.

      over 5 years ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      Barry, why are wanting to insult and argue about something that isn't important? I'm neutral about private fire departments, but just pointed out there are some, since you didn't seem to know.

      Why are you so hostile today? Everyone has the right to move to where you think things are better.

      over 5 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      I wish to point out that police and fire departments are financed by PROPERTY TAXES. Those are essentially a fee for them to protect that PROPERTY that is taxed. Now everyone pays some property taxes because landlords factor in taxes These departments are under County and City government. So how they are run is up to the community. Programs funded by the federal government programs are not community projects .

      over 5 years ago

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