Age: < 65 years old

Cancer survivors under the age of 65 years are more likely to be financially impacted from cancer. This could be due to:

  1. The lack of savings and assets

  1. Other financial responsibilities like raising children

  1. Not having health insurance

  1. Having high-deductible plans with high out-of-pocket costs

This demographic is more likely to be unable to work due to their therapy and overall poor health. Cancer treatment requires frequent days away from work due to either treatment times that might include 4-hour chemo infusions, which decreases the patient's work hours and overall productivity. Given this reality, cancer patients will experience difficulty returning to the workforce, often face job losses, reduced income, and employment-based health insurance loss. Cancer diagnosis and treatment takes a toll on the patient physically,...