Silver Book Fact

The annual national cost of informal caregiving for cancer patients is an estimated $1 billion.

Hayman, James A., Kenneth M. Langa, Mohammed U. Kabeto, Steven J. Katz, Sonya M. DeMonner, Michael E. Chernew, Mitchell B. Slavin, and A. Mark Fendrick. Estimating the Cost of Informal Caregiving for Elderly Patients with Cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2001; 19(13): 3219-25. http://www.jco.org/cgi/content/abstract/19/13/3219

Reference

Title
Estimating the Cost of Informal Caregiving for Elderly Patients with Cancer
Publication
Journal of Clinical Oncology
Publication Date
2001
Authors
Hayman, James A., Kenneth M. Langa, Mohammed U. Kabeto, Steven J. Katz, Sonya M. DeMonner, Michael E. Chernew, Mitchell B. Slavin, and A. Mark Fendrick
Volume & Issue
Volume 19, Issue 13
Pages
3219-25
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • Hours lost to patients because of cancer care were 368 in the first year after diagnosis with ovarian cancer, 272 hours with lung cancer, and 193 hours for kidney cancer.  
  • In 2010, cancer accounted for 1.2 million hospital discharges from inpatient care.  
  • Breast cancer patients spent 66.2 more hours receiving medical care in the first year after diagnosis, compared with similar people without cancer.  
  • Cancer accounts for 1 out of every 4 deaths in the United States.  
  • 565,650 Americans are expected to die of cancer this year, more than 1,500 people each day.