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Care for cancer survivors in the U.S. in 2010 cost an estimated $137 billion in medical expenditures.

Cancer Trends Progress Report. http://progressreport.cancer.gov/after/economic_burden. Published 2015

Reference

Title
Cancer Trends Progress Report
Publication Date
Published 2015
Authors
National Cancer Institute
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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