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Patient Time Costs Associated with Cancer Care

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    • Patients’ treatment times differed during their last year of life, because of increased hospitalization. Treatment times were longest for gastric, lung and ovarian cancers — 35.4, 32.4, and 31.9 days,…  
    • Breast cancer patients spent 66.2 more hours receiving medical care in the first year after diagnosis, compared with similar people without cancer.  
    • Men with prostate cancer spent 55.3 more hours receiving medical care in the first year after diagnosis, compared with similar people without cancer.  
    • 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.  
    • Net patient time costs during the initial phase of care ranged from $271 and $842 for melanoma of the skin and prostate cancer, respectively, to $5348 and $5605 for gastric…