The Price You Pay To Beat Breast Cancer
Breast cancer treatment can cost up to $100,000 over a patient's lifetime, according to the National Institutes for Health.By Ryan Biek | September 29, 2015
Estimates on the cost of treating breast cancer vary wildly — but the bottom line? It's expensive. The National Institutes of Health puts the cost for each patient anywhere from $20,000 to $100,000 over a lifetime.
"Not only do the malignant cells wreak havoc on your body, the malignant cells wreak havoc on your bank account," one woman diagnosed with breast cancer told Living Beyond Breast Cancer.
"All of your other problems don't go away when you have cancer and chemotherapy. The water heater breaks, and your car breaks down, and the gas bill doesn't stop coming," an oncologist said. (Video via Cancer Answers)