How much does cancer treatment actually cost?

11 Mar

In short: a heckuva lot.

A recent American Cancer Society analysis found that the median total out-of-pocket treatment cost for breast cancer patients was $2,616 (in 2006 dollars). However, 5% of privately insured breast cancer patients had total out-of-pocket costs that exceeded $31,264.

Average Annual Cost of Cancer Care

(Source: National Cancer Institute)

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