Childhood cancer survivors face ‘financial toxicity’

Source: Laurie McGinley, Washington Post (Paid Registration)

A new study by investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital suggests that many survivors of childhood cancer are struggling with the economic consequences, also called “financial toxicity.”

The research, in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, found that financial concerns prompted about one-third of the 2,800 participants to skip or delay needed screenings, recommended medications, or trips to a doctor or hospital.

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