Introduction to the Costs of Cancer Care

Approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 06/2015

A cancer diagnosis can be expensive. It is often a big source of stress and anxiety for people with cancer and their families. In addition to treatment costs, many people find they have extra, unplanned expenses related to their care. For some people, these additional costs stop them from following or completing their cancer treatment plan. This can put their health at risk and may lead to higher costs in the future.

In this section, you will learn how to:

  • Identify the medical and non-medical costs of cancer care
  • Talk about managing or lowering these costs with members of your health care team
  • Find tools, information, and resources that will help you better plan costs before, during, and after cancer treatment.

Learning about the expected costs of your care and how to manage them will allow you to focus on your health. It may also help lower your stress about your or a family member’s finances.

More Information

Understanding the Costs Related to Cancer Care

Managing Your Care

Managing Stress