Archive: Oct 2018

  1. Pediatric Cancer Financial Toxicity

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    Pediatric Cancer patient with IV poleFinancial Toxicity of a Pediatric Cancer Diagnosis

    by Les Friedman, Mikey’s dad

    Treating pediatric cancer is expensive. Rising medical costs wreak havoc on a family’s finances and, in time, become yet another toxic side effect of cancer treatment.

    Medical bills quickly fill our mailboxes as costs mount for hospital stays, clinic visits, medicines, tests and surgeries. In addition, unexpected costs for procedures or treatments for infections, dehydration or pain can add to rising costs. read more →