Young Breast Cancer Patients Struggle Financially, Even When Insured

THURSDAY, March 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Financial struggles are common among young breast cancer patients in the United States, even if they have steady jobs that provide health insurance, new research shows.

The study included 830 women, aged 18 to 39, in California, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina who were diagnosed with breast cancer between January 2013 and December 2014.

Nearly half (47%) of the women had financial challenges due to the costs of their cancer care, according to the study.