Cancer deaths cost the U.S. economy more than $94 billion in annual lost earnings due to premature death, new research shows.

A study in JAMA Oncology shows “lost earnings for individuals ages 16 to 84 who died from cancer in 2015” at $94.4 billion, figures that could be partially prevented through better detection and earlier intervention. The calculation in the report also concluded cancer took “more than 8.7 million years of life” in this one year. […]

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