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,… [ Get More Details ]
In one study, 42 percent of participants reported a significant financial burden. As a result:
68 percent cut back on leisure activities
46 percent reduced spending on food and clothing
46 percent… [ Get More Details ]
An estimated 49,920 deaths from colorectal cancer are expected to occur in 2009, accounting for almost 9% of all cancer deaths.
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The NIH estimated that the overall cost of cancer in 2006 was $206.3 billion. This figure includes $78.5 billion in direct medical costs, $17.9 billion in indirect morbidity costs, and… [ Get More Details ]