Measuring prostate cancer’s “financial toxicity”

Men with prostate cancer are spending an average of $9,205 from their own pocket on their illness and some are spending far more, an online survey has revealed.

Conducted by researchers from Griffith University, the survey of 289 men, self-reported as having prostate cancer, showed 25% of those recently diagnosed (within 16 months) had spent more than $17,000 on their treatment and 5% had spent more than $30,000.