Younger women who are battling breast cancer may face higher costs for care than older patients in part because they’re diagnosed when tumors are more advanced and require aggressive treatment, a recent U.S. study suggests. For younger women aged 21 to 44, average treatment costs in the first year after a breast cancer diagnosis were $97,486 higher than average medical costs for similar women who didn’t have breast cancer, the study found. By contrast, older women aged 45 to 64 had average treatment costs in the first year after a breast cancer diagnosis that were $75,737 more than their peers without breast cancer spent on healthcare in a year. Check out this article.
Are Younger Women Paying More for Treatment?
May 26, 2017