In addition to the physical and emotional toll of cancer, patients must also consider the financial impacts of the disease. According to AARP The Magazine, the total cost of cancer treatment on average is $150,000. However, this number may be much greater or smaller depending on the patient’s cancer, treatments, insurance, and resources.
Navigating the costs of cancer on top of the disease itself may seem overwhelming. If you are dealing with a cancer diagnosis, you may prefer to ask a friend or family member to make decisions regarding the financial side of your treatment.
If you do want to navigate the costs of your treatment yourself, step one is cultivating an understanding of the financial aspects of cancer.