New Tool Predicts The Painful ‘COST’ Of Cancer

June 20, 2014 5:29 PM

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New Tool Predicts The Painful ‘COST’ Of Cancer

While cancer treatment is well-known for the physical and emotional stress it puts on a patient, a new study has revealed new details about the financial pain that treatment can inflict on a person.

Published in the journal Cancer, the new study resulted in the development of an 11-question tool called the COmprehensive Score for financial Toxicity (COST) that can accurately measure a patient’s risk for, and capacity to withstand, financial stress.

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