Cancer patients pay 5 bn a yr for care

Medical exams. drugs and transport

(ANSA) - Rome, May 16 - Italian cancer patients pay five billion euros a year out of their own pockets for care, a new report said Thursday.
    This is the total from medical examinations (1.1 billion), transport and stays in places of treatment (1.5 billion), drugs (808 million) and reconstructive surgery (425 million), the Italian federation of oncology volunteer associations (FAVO) said.
    The report was issued on the National Day for Cancer Patients.
   

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