Money Under 3001 / 21 / 2021
Managing The Known And Hidden Costs Of Breast Cancer – Breaking It Down
Breast cancer - today we're unpacking the known and hidden costs of this devastating disesase. The costs add up, and here's how.
Breast cancer. The two words that strike fear into the hearts of all of us around the world.
Although a breast cancer diagnosis is scary indeed, the survival rate statistics are excellent: the average 5-year survival rate with invasive breast cancer is 90%; the average 10-year survival rate is 83%. And if cancer is located only in the breast, the 5-year survival rate is 99%.Unfortunately, however, the cost of breast cancer is high. There’s no other way to spin it. 62% of patients are in debt because of their cancer care and the reality is that the cost is not insignificant.