People who make it through cancer often face another issue, mounting money problems.
FOX's Pat O'Neill has the details:
Almost 1/3 of cancer survivors face financial burdens. That's the finding in a new study released by the journal Cancer.
The researchers blame much of extra money pressure on the high cost of cancer care, especially for newer specialty drugs, which can involve several co-pays of several hundred dollars a month.
There's also work loss less due to illness, transportation costs for treatment, and if the person loses his or her job, along with employer-based insurance, it gets worse.
Cancer survivors often suffer more depression too over their condition and possibly reduced quality of life. The researchers suggest survivors educate themselves more about health coverage and organizations that provide help with financial and stress issues.
Pat O'Neill, FOX News.