We reported on some of our research based on data extracted from a questionnaire to 282 Ontario cancer patients (Current Oncology 2011, V18 ). We compared patients with colorectal, lung, and prostate cancer combined, to breast cancer patients and found breast cancer patients had statistically significantly higher total out-of-pocket costs (OOPC) in general, and specifically device costs, and family care costs. By contrast, breast cancer patients trended toward lower costs for travel and had lower costs for parking. Compared with non-breast cancer patients, patients with breast cancer more often reported a greater perceived financial burden. These findings highlighted that financial burden for cancer patients can vary by tumour type, and that patients with breast cancer may require a different mix of supportive services than do patients with other common tumour types.
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by R.B. Hopkins MBA, R. Goeree MA, and C.J. Longo PhD.
Current Oncology 2010
Using primary and secondary data sources, we set out to estimate the Canadian wage loss from cancer for patients, caregivers, and parents from a patient and a societal perspective.