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Kate Ashford - December 2014
The BBC published a great piece about the financial and career hardships that many cancer survivors face, sharing the story of one survivor and then outlining various ways for patients to prepare for the fiscal burden that often accompanies a diagnosis.
In the article, writer Kate Ashford cites some sobering statistics: “In the US, 30% of middle-income cancer survivors racked up $10,000 or more in debt, according to a study by the Washington National Institute for Wellness Solutions. And people diagnosed with cancer are more than 2.5 times more likely to experience bankruptcy, according to another study from the Public Health Sciences Division in the US.”
The article organizes into sections financial advice on how to prepare for cancer, including health insurance, flexible work plans, tracking expenses and asking for aid.
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For the full BBC article, click here.
Original source: www.bbc.com