Cancer can take a significant toll on your health, your work, your family – and, increasingly, your wallet.
There are currently an estimated 16.9 million people in the U.S. who have received a cancer diagnosis. For them, the disease comes with many disproportionate hardships, from the physical and the emotional to the financial.
Not only is cancer one of the most expensive medical conditions to treat, but even those with good medical insurance face an added burden from other aspects of treatment, such as travel expenses and increased time off from work.
Further, many people have high-deductible insurance plans, which means those patients have to pay out-of-pocket before their insurance even kicks in.
Already, a quarter of all cancer survivors have struggled to pay medical bills and about a third have worried about medical costs, according to a recent report from the…