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Of those cancer survivors employed at any time since their diagnosis, 48 percent of women and 34 percent of men made changes in their work because of the cancer.

Ekwuekme D, Yabroff K, Guy G, Banegas M, et al. Medical Costs and Productivity Losses of Cancer Survivors: United States, 2008-2011. MMWR. 2014; 63(23): 505-10. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6323a2.htm

Reference

Title
Medical Costs and Productivity Losses of Cancer Survivors: United States, 2008-2011
Publication
MMWR
Publication Date
2014
Authors
Ekwuekme D, Yabroff K, Guy G, Banegas M, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 63, Issue 23
Pages
505-10
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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