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Facts about oncology in the United States

This information was published on the web 4/30/14 by the National Business Coalition on Health (nbch.org)

April 2014: OncologyCancer costs were estimated at approximately $264 billion in 2010 – $125 billion for direct medical costs and $139 billion for indirect costs associated with lost productivity. Additionally, cancer is the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 85, accounting for one in every four deaths. The significant financial burden of cancer, compounded with the emotional strain of diagnosis and treatment, can create a complex situation for employers.

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