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The financial burden of cancer: estimates from a study of insured women with breast cancer.

@article{Arozullah2004TheFB,
  title={The financial burden of cancer: estimates from a study of insured women with breast cancer.},
  author={Ahsan M. Arozullah and Elizabeth A. Calhoun and Michael S. Wolf and Denise Finley and Karen A. Fitzner and Elizabeth A Heckinger and Nicolle Gorby and Glen T. Schumock and Charles L. Bennett},
  journal={The journal of supportive oncology},
  year={2004},
  volume={2 3},
  pages={
          271-8
        }
}
The financial impact of cancer can be large, even among persons with comprehensive health insurance policies. Prior studies have found that women with cancer are especially likely to suffer financial hardship. Although controversial, cancer insurance policies are designed to reduce the financial burden of cancer. In this study, we provide estimates of the costs incurred by a cohort of breast cancer patients who were covered by private, Medicare, or Medicaid health insurance. In all, 156 women… 

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