The good news about cancer these days is, thanks to earlier detection and medical advances, you're more likely to survive.

That's also the bad news.

If you've known anyone who has dealt with cancer, you've probably seen the financial devastation it can cause — even for those with good medical coverage. In addition to the direct costs of medical tests, doctor visits and treatment, cancer patients and their families face long lists of indirect expenses: transportation, child care, hotel stays, meals away from home and time missed from work for one or both of a family's wage earners.

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