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Based on your answers, you’re likely to have an increased risk of financial stress if you were diagnosed with blood cancer.

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You’d likely join the one in three blood cancer patients who face financial hardship after a diagnosis. The average out-of-pocket costs for blood cancer range from $5,000 to $11,000, compared to about $2,500 for other cancers.

Understanding Financial Stress

This stress comes from both the increased out-of-pocket expenses (including both pharmaceutical costs and needing to potentially travel for treatment and incur travel, accommodation, and living costs to stay away from home) and the loss of income from both the patient and potentially their carer for a time they cannot work.

The financial stress of being diagnosed with a blood cancer like leukaemia or myeloma is exacerbated by the fact that typical household expenses (such as a mortgage) will often continue to need to be paid during that time.

We need your support

Demand for the Leukemia Foundation’s financial support has increased by a third during Australia’s cost of living crisis. We urgently need more funds to support those who have been pushed into financial hardship by a blood cancer diagnosis.

A donation to the Leukaemia Foundation will help families facing the high costs of blood cancer. Your support can make a difference.

How we’re helping families like Alex, and his mum Breeanna

At just 21-months-old, Alex was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), a type of blood cancer.

His regional family needed to relocate close to the hospital for life-saving treatment, but this came with immense financial pressures.