Cancer survivors likely to experience financial hardships

According to a January 6 article from Fox News, working age cancer survivors are highly likely to face debt and foreclosure or file for bankruptcy. According to the researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, at least one-third of cancer survivors between the ages of 18 and 64 will likely have to deal with overwhelming debt due to the rapid cost increase for cancer treatment and care.

Reports said that compared to other healthcare, cancer care expenses in the U.S. have tripled in recent years. Of the 4,719 cancer survivors surveyed, researchers found that three percent had sought bankruptcy protection. Researchers also noted that low-incomes, public health insurance, and youth are factors that can lead to heavier financial hardships for cancer survivors.

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Paula Greenway is a native of Birmingham and has focused her practice on consumer bankruptcy since 1996. She is licensed to practice law in all jurisdictions throughout the State of Alabama. Paula has handled over 5,000 bankruptcy cases ranging in complexity throughout her career and prides herself on being able to come up with creative solutions to her clients’ financial issues.