Erica Evans, MD, details how the financial burden of pediatric cancer diagnosis disproportionately affects and stresses low-income and Hispanic families.

A childhood cancer diagnosis comes with significant financial costs to a patient’s family through direct medical costs and loss of work productivity. Winestone’s study shows that financial burden is felt regardless of income level, but low-income and Hispanic caregivers dealt with more income loss and financial distress compared to high-income and non-Hispanic White caregivers. 

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