Survey finds that financial stress can mean real barriers to care.
Financial toxicity in cancer patients is a real risk that can even have wide-ranging effects on the patient and their financial experience. A recent survey offers support that
the patient financial experience
can have impacts that reach far beyond bills and payment plans.
Financial toxicity in cancer patients, the financial stress that out-of-pocket costs present to patients, affects patient wellbeing and can even contribute to an adverse event of treatment. Studies have also found that these costs can impact not only patient adherence to treatment regimens, but also increase mortality and affect the quality of life patients enjoy.