The hidden financial burden of treating cancer care symptoms
Full article: https://ascopubs.org/doi/full/10.1200/OP.21.00466
Drugs commonly used to treat symptoms of cancer and cancer treatment side effects can cost thousands of dollars out of pocket for patients, depending on what drugs are used. (Posted 6/29/2022). Este artículo está disponible en español.
Questions To Ask Your Health Care Provider
- What is the cost of the medication prescribed?
- Is a there a generic drug alternative available to treat my side effects?
- Can I change anything in my daily life to avoid these side effects?
- Would any non-pharmaceutical options help alleviate my symptoms?
- Do you know of any coupons or copay assistance programs for this product?
- Are options related to formulation (the way the drug is taken) or dose available that could lower my cost?
Open Clinical Trials
The following studies are looking at management of side effects:
- NCT04533763: Living WELL: A Web-Based Program for Ovarian Cancer Survivors. This studies a group-based and web-delivered tool for ovarian cancer survivors in increasing quality of life and decreasing stress, depressive mood, anxiety, and fatigue across a 12-month period.
- NCT05047926: Prehabilitation for Advanced Ovarian Cancer Patients. Prehabilitation may improve peri-operative outcomes in patients undergoing cancer surgery. This study will look at structured activity for women undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy to improve their physical state prior to surgical intervention and thus improve outcomes.
FORCE is a national nonprofit organization, established in 1999. Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by adult hereditary cancers.