The financial hardship being faced by many cancer patients  

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Brian
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26/11/2016 11:12 am  

An excellent piece from the Irish examiner. 

It’s bad enough receiving a diagnosis of cancer, but the financial pressure on patients undergoing systemic anti-cancer therapy in Ireland is often heavy but seldom publicised.

A recent report in the Irish Journal of Medical Science reveals that the total additional cost of a complete course of cancer therapy ranges from €21.60 to €7,089.84, with a median total cost of €1,138 per patient.

The survey of 151 patients (age range 20 to 79 years; 90 female) attending Dublin’s Beaumont Cancer Centre revealed that the greatest median monthly costs were €400 for hair accessories — although most men spent nothing on these products; transport (€65); and complementary therapies (€55).

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