Financial Navigation Helps Address Financial Toxicity of Patients with Cancer

AONN+ Blog published on June 15, 2022 in Financial Toxicity

Financial toxicity impacts treatment outcomes and quality of life for patients with cancer, and the experiences are further exacerbated among rural patients. The American Cancer Society supported a study to explore financial toxicity among rural cancer patients and the gaps in staff- and systems-level cancer care delivery approaches.

Impacts of Financial Toxicity on Patients with Cancer

Financial toxicity describes the harmful financial burden faced by patients with cancer and their families during the cancer journey. The incidence of financial distress for patients with cancer has been reported as high as 49% from large meta-analyses.1

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