Study: Some U.S. cancer survivors put off treatment

06/14/2010 | San Francisco Chronicle

Using data from a nationwide survey, researchers estimate that more than 2 million of the 12 million adult cancer survivors in the U.S. opted to forgo medical treatment because of financial concerns. The survey found that about 8% of 6,600 cancer survivors polled said they had to skip getting medical care, and about 10% said they had to put off filling prescriptions.

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