Coronavirus (Covid-19) and cancer: For cancer patients, pandemic brings new hurdles in and out of treatment

Filed Under: Patients

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and cancer: For cancer patients, pandemic brings new hurdles in and out of treatment

When the pandemic began in March, Tori Geib was finally stable, or so she thought. She had undergone the same chemotherapy treatment — her ninth course since her diagnosis with metastatic breast cancer in 2016 — for nearly a year. In April, she received the results from a scan: Her cancer had progressed to her […]

Washington state cancer patients at risk for bankruptcy: Health Affairs

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

“Much has been written about the relationship between high medical expenses and the likelihood of filing for bankruptcy, but the relationship between receiving a cancer diagnosis and filing for bankruptcy is less well understood. “We estimated the incidence and relative risk of bankruptcy for people age twenty-one or older diagnosed with cancer compared to people […]