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Cancer’s growing burden: the high cost of care
USA Today

Patti Tyree was afraid that cancer would steal her future. Instead, the cost of treating it has. She had hoped to buy a small farm with money inherited from her mother. But copayments for just one $18,000 round of breast chemotherapy and one shot of a nearly $15,000 blood-boosting drug cost her $2,000. Bills for other treatments are still coming, and almost half of her $25,000 inheritance is gone.