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About 10 percent of cancer survivors also said they had to forgo filling prescriptions. Another 11 percent said they put off dental care and 3 percent postponed mental health services because of costs.
Other studies have concluded that the uninsured account for about 4 percent of newly diagnosed cancer cases, and about 4 percent of cancer deaths.
The new study suggests that far more than the uninsured are struggling with medical bills. Those with insurance may still have trouble paying for copays, deductibles and care not covered by their plan, experts said.
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