Social Work Today – The Financial Burden of Cancer Care

Research finds financial burdens of cancer care make it hard for patients to focus on recovery.

Numbers don’t lie and a recent survey conducted by the Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW) shows that more than one half of cancer patients indicate cancer costs negatively impact their focus on recovery. Those who work with these patients know the stressors firsthand and understand the negative impact they can have on family, caregivers, and most importantly the patients.

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