Cancer: Social Social Implications of Treatment and Financial Burden

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The purpose of the study was to assess the high cost of cancer and depletion of assets of the patients suffering from cancer. The investigations were conducted with the guidance from oncologists and other health professionals. The objectives of the study were: to estimate and highlight the cost of the cancer treatment, to describe how persons fighting with terminal disease and their carers are coping with the medical, psychosocial and economic stresses; to gauge the depletion of health and financial capital of the cancer patients and their families.