Nothing strikes at the heart like hearing the word cancer.
In addition to the physical toll, cancer can be financially devastating, too:
Cancer patients are 2.5x more likely to go bankrupt than healthy adults[i] due to lost wages, travel and child care expenses, and other out-of-pocket costs.
Cancer survivors are 1.4x more likely to be unemployed than those who never had cancer[ii] as they deal with lingering chronic problems like fatigue, pain, anxiety, and depression.
Standard cancer care models tend to keep patients in hospitals and away from their families and jobs. But some health plans and hospital systems are teaming up to revolutionize the way cancer is treated.