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The direct and indirect costs of breast cancer in the U.S. are about $2.35 and $3.13 billion annually. Close to $2 billion of that total is spent on late stage treatment.

Radice D, Redaelli A. Breast Cancer Management: Quality-of-life and cost considerations. Pharmacoeconom. 2003; 21(6): 383-396. https://link.springer.com/article/10.2165/00019053-200321060-00003

Reference

Title
Breast Cancer Management: Quality-of-life and cost considerations
Publication
Pharmacoeconom
Publication Date
2003
Authors
Radice D, Redaelli A
Volume & Issue
Volume 21, Issue 6
Pages
383-396
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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