How Much Does It Cost
to Beat Cancer?
The American Cancer Society says there will be over 1.6 million cancer cases this year. Cancer will affect…
1 out of 3 Women
3 out of 4 Families
1 out of 2 Men
And cancer is an expensive disease.
The total annual cost for cancer in the United States exceeds…
$ 226 Billion
Annual cost of cancer in the US
*American Cancer Society, Facts & Figures 2012
Direct vs Indirect:
Cancer Treatment Involves Two Types of Costs
The majority of costs associated with cancer treatment – nearly 55% – are costs not typically covered by medical insurance. These costs are out-of-pocket expenses that can leave you financially exposed and often destroy a patient’s income, investments, retirement savings, college funds, and personal assets. Supplemental insurance covers the indirect costs.