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Childhood cancer survivors pay more for health care, more likely to be denied insurance coverage

Adult survivors of childhood cancer suffer from ‘financial toxicity’ decades later, a study conducted at the dawn of the Affordable Care Act found

Sept. 26, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Before the Affordable Care Act's rollout, adult survivors of childhood cancer were more likely to be denied health care coverage than those without a history of cancer, paid more out-of-pocket and were more likely to borrow money to pay their medical bills, a new study has found.

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Chance of surviving childhood cancer has improved — but survivors’ overall health has not

In large study of childhood cancer survivors, self-reported health remained constant or declined for patients treated in recent decades

Nov. 7, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Survival of childhood cancers is higher in recent decades. But a new study shows that survivors' overall self-reported health has not improved in tandem.

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Childhood survivors’ poor health leads to higher unemployment

Leisenring, Kirchhoff study shows how physical, mental and neurocognitive function affects employment and occupational status in adulthood

Aug. 29, 2011 | Photo by CDS Creative Services Dr. Wendy Leisenring was the senior author of the study.

Childhood cancer survivors with poor physical health and neurocognitive deficits are more likely to be unemployed or work part time in adulthood, according to a study published Aug. 15 online in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Corresponding author Dr. Anne Kirchhoff was a Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center postdoctoral research fellow when the study was conducted, working with Dr. Wendy Leisenring of the Clinical Research Division, senior author of the study

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