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When Cancer Threatens a Woman’s Fertility
Scientific American

 New research out this month from the American Cancer Society and published in the online journal Cancer, finds cancer survivors carry a greater financial burden compared to people without a personal history of cancer. The study involved nationally representative samples of 10,354 cancer survivors and 124,436 individuals without a cancer history.

Given the high cost of many cancer treatments, this isn’t shocking. What deserves attention is that younger survivors experience a greater financial burden than older survivors as the financial impact of cancer on adolescent and young adult survivors is particularly long-lasting.