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Cancer diagnosis doubles risk of bankruptcy
Cancer diagnosis doubles risk of bankruptcy

(May 15, 2013 - Insidermedicine)
From Seattle - Being diagnosed with cancer significantly raises risk of bankruptcy, according to a report published in Health Affairs. Researchers reviewed data on all individuals in Washington over the age of 21 who were diagnosed with cancer between 1995 and 2009. Researchers then compared these patients to a random sample of matched controls, examining the state's bankruptcy data as well. Results showed that  over 4,400 individuals filed for bankruptcy following their cancer diagnosis, compared to nearly 2,300 of the controls--meaning a new cancer diangosis was associated with a  2.5x raised risk of bankruptcy.

 
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