Cancer patient getting treatment The number of people diagnosed with cancer increases with age, and that an aging population and increased number of cancer survivors will contribute to the increased cost. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Costs associated with cancer treatment are expected to exceed $245 billion by 2030, or nearly a 34% increase from 2015 billing, according to a new study.

The study published in the medical journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention found the total costs varied by the type or location of the cancer, and the stage in which it was caught. Earlier treatment means lower costs, while end-of-life treatment often has the biggest cost.

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Nate Robson

Nate Robson is the U.S. Supreme Court and regulatory editor. Contact him at [email protected]. On Twitter: @Nate_Robson1.

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