Insurance Coverage, Employment Status, and Financial Well-Being of Young Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

  title={Insurance Coverage, Employment Status, and Financial Well-Being of Young Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer},
  author={Florence K L Tangka and Sujha Subramanian and Madeleine Jones and Patrick Edwards and Tim Flanigan and Yevgeniya Kaganova and Kevin W. Smith and Cheryll C. Thomas and Nikki A. Hawkins and Juan L. Rodriguez and Temeika L. Fairley and Gery P. Guy},
  journal={Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers \& Prevention},
  pages={616 - 624}
Background: The economic cost of breast cancer is a major personal and public health problem in the United States. This study aims to evaluate the insurance, employment, and financial experiences of young female breast cancer survivors and to assess factors associated with financial decline. Methods: We recruited 830 women under 40 years of age diagnosed with breast cancer between January 2013 and December 2014. The study population was identified through California, Florida, Georgia, and North… 

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