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Of those cancer survivors employed at any time since their diagnosis, 48 percent of women and 34 percent of men, made changes in their work because of cancer.

Ekwuekme, D, K Yabroff, G Guy, M Banegas, J de Moor, et al. Medical Costs and Productivity Losses of Cancer Survivors: United States, 2008-2011. MMWR. 2014; 63(23): 505-10. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6323a2.htm

Reference

Title
Medical Costs and Productivity Losses of Cancer Survivors: United States, 2008-2011
Publication
MMWR
Publication Date
2014
Authors
Ekwuekme, D, K Yabroff, G Guy, M Banegas, J de Moor, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 63, Issue 23
Pages
505-10
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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