Dr. Scott Ramsey, lead author of that study and director of the Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research, in Seattle, said Zafar's new study "provides more evidence that cancer patients -- even those with health insurance -- commonly experience financial difficulties during treatment."
Ramsey said it is possible that knowing more about out-of-pocket costs might help patients make better decisions about their potential treatment.
Learn more about the cost of cancer treatment from the American Cancer Society.
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