drugs-and-medicine

Discovered! Shocking (And Deadly) Cancer Side Effect

Lots of people with cancer learn about “financial toxicity” really fast.

Basically, that means that the costs of cancer treatment are toxic… or even deadly… to your health.

The President’s Cancer Panel (a federal working group) recently took a look at the problem.

They found that drug costs are placing an incredible financial burden on cancer patients and their families.

And the problem is only getting worse.

For instance, in 2013 cancer patients paid an average of $207,000 a year for their medications. That’s up from $54,100 in 1995.

This is nearly a FOUR-FOLD increase in less than 20 years!

So what happens?

People have to choose whether to take medications as prescribed, or whether to make adjustments based on financial concerns.

The ridiculous price of medications keeps people from taking them as they should.

And some end up dying as a result.

That’s “financial toxicity.”

What can we do about it?

You should always research your treatment options and have a clear understanding of what insurance will cover – and what it won’t.

Sometimes you’re being given a more expensive treatment for no good reason (it hasn’t been proven any more effective).

Second, we need to lean on our politicians to finally get serious about drug prices.

The fact that cancer drugs are four times more expensive now than they were two decades ago is RIDICULOUS.

To drop your member of Congress a line, just click here.

Lots of people with cancer learn about “financial toxicity” really fast.

Basically, that means that the costs of cancer treatment are toxic… or even deadly… to your health.

The President’s Cancer Panel (a federal working group) recently took a look at the problem.

They found that drug costs are placing an incredible financial burden on cancer patients and their families.

And the problem is only getting worse.

For instance, in 2013 cancer patients paid an average of $207,000 a year for their medications. That’s up from $54,100 in 1995.

This is nearly a FOUR-FOLD increase in less than 20 years!

So what happens?

People have to choose whether to take medications as prescribed, or whether to make adjustments based on financial concerns.

The ridiculous price of medications keeps people from taking them as they should.

And some end up dying as a result.

That’s “financial toxicity.”

What can we do about it?

You should always research your treatment options and have a clear understanding of what insurance will cover – and what it won’t.

Sometimes you’re being given a more expensive treatment for no good reason (it hasn’t been proven any more effective).

Second, we need to lean on our politicians to finally get serious about drug prices.

The fact that cancer drugs are four times more expensive now than they were two decades ago is RIDICULOUS.

To drop your member of Congress a line, just click here.

Fighting For Your Health,

Susan White
Executive Director, Alliance For Advanced Health