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Younger Cancer Survivors See Higher Burden of Financial Worry and Food Insecurity

Younger cancer survivors, especially those aged 18-64 years, are faced with a higher burden of financial worry and food insecurity compared with those who don’t have a history of cancer, according to a study published in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.1

Moreover, lower socioeconomic status and higher comorbidities were found to be associated with higher intensities of financial worry and food insecurity among cancer survivors. 

“This could be because younger cancer survivors are not able to maintain their jobs due to health conditions, and therefore lose their health insurance coverage,” lead researcher Zhiyuan Zheng, PhD, of the American Cancer Society, said in a press release.2 “At the same time, they may have substantial other financial obligations, such as student loans, mortgage obligations, and child-rearing responsibilities. Younger cancer…

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