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The total cost of cancer in 2014 is $216.6 billion–$86.6 billion for medical expenses and $130 billion for loss of productivity.

American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2014. Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society; 2014. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerbasics/economic-impact-of-cancer

Reference

Title
Cancer Facts & Figures 2014
Publisher
American Cancer Society
Publication Date
2014
Authors
American Cancer Society
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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