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Samantha Goodwin - June 2014
HNGN published an article about a recent CDC report about the ongoing financial hardships that many survivors face due to increasing medical costs, having to miss work and their productivity being impact by treatments. The article quoted Donatus U. Ekwueme, a senior health economist at CDC's Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, in a press statement, saying " 'Cancer survivors face physical, emotional, psychosocial, employment and financial challenges as a result of their cancer diagnosis and treatment...With the number of cancer survivors expected to increase by more than 30 percent in the next decade - to 18 million Americans -- medical and public health professionals must be diligent in their efforts to help reduce the burden of cancer on survivors and their families.' "
For the full article, click here.
Original source: www.hngn.com