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Cost of 3 Cancers: Lung, Breast and Colorectal Cancer

Learn about long-term out of pocket costs of three cancers: lung cancer, colon cancer and breast cancer. See how costs could accumulate for over time. Using 2010 to 2014 data (essentially before the Affordable Care Act), costs were examined over time. Pages 9-10 are interesting because the charts show total cumulative cost over almost 4 years, an how much of that cost, the patient was responsible for. Patient’s 4-year cost was over $11,000 for lung cancer (of $282,000); $8,442 (of $165,000) for colorectal cancer; and $7,500 out of pocket (of $101,000 total cost) for breast cancer. Study by Milliman Research, April 2017. Note, this report is getting quite old.

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