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Colorectal cancer treatment is the second-most costly treatment, and costs over $6.5 billion per year. Breast cancer is the first, and costs about $6.6 billion.

Redaelli, Alberto, Carole Cranor, Gary Okano, and Pat Ray Reese. Screening, Prevention and Socioeconomic Costs Associated with the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer. Pharmacoeconom. 2003; 21(17): 1213-38. https://link.springer.com/article/10.2165/00019053-200321170-00001

Reference

Title
Screening, Prevention and Socioeconomic Costs Associated with the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer
Publication
Pharmacoeconom
Publication Date
2003
Authors
Redaelli, Alberto, Carole Cranor, Gary Okano, and Pat Ray Reese
Volume & Issue
Volume 21, Issue 17
Pages
1213-38
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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