The Economic Cost of Cancer in Adolescents and Young Adults

The Deloitte Access Economics report, The Economic Cost of Cancer in Adolescents and Young Adults, commissioned by Canteen reports on the financial and non-financial cost of cancer for young people aged 15 to 25 years diagnosed with cancer in Australia.


Financial costs included in the report are: healthcare costs, productivity costs including carer costs, and transfer costs. Transfer costs are associated with the co-ordination of the provision of services such as health and welfare support. Also included in the total cost of cancer is the non-financial burden of disease associated with being diagnosed with cancer. Burden of disease refers to pain, suffering and premature death.


Detailed costs are provided for the ten most common adolescent and young adult cancers in Australia which are: melanoma, Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, testicular, acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, acute myeloid leukaemia, bone, brain, thyroid and soft tissue cancer.


Please click here to access the report.


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