High cancer-related expenses take a toll on quality of life

“Reuters Health – Cancer survivors who face a higher financial burden with their treatment and recovery tend to report lower quality of life and higher distress, a new study shows” writes Midwest Communications Inc for Gordon, who wasn’t involved with this study, has reported on financial burden and quality of life in colorectal cancer patients. “For example, medications aren’t taken, appointments are missed, and mortality is higher,” she said.At Duke, for example, Zafar is developing an app that would screen patients for financial strain and coach them on how to talk to doctors about costs.

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