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Lincy Koshy; Mr. Anish Chandran

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1Lincy Koshy; 2Mr. Anish Chandran

Koshy, Lincy, and Mr. Anish Chandran. "COST OF CANCER TREATMENT: A PUBIC -PRIVATE COMPARISON." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 2, Feb. 2019, pp. 1431-1460, Accessed Feb. 2019.
Koshy, L., & Chandran, M. (2019, February). COST OF CANCER TREATMENT: A PUBIC -PRIVATE COMPARISON. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(2), 1431-1460. Retrieved from
Koshy, Lincy, and Mr. Anish Chandran. "COST OF CANCER TREATMENT: A PUBIC -PRIVATE COMPARISON." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 2 (February 2019), 1431-1460. Accessed February, 2019.

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Cancer is the one of the important non communicable disease and its impact on human is very large. In India nearly four lakhs of people are affected by Cancer every year. Out of them two lakhs of people die. In Kerala there are almost 35,000 cancer cases reports each year as newly occurs. Kerala is one of the Indian state have comparability better health care facilities and has long been known for spectacular feats in the field of health and social development indicators comparable to developed countries. There are 55857 new cases of cancer are reported in this year as per the cancer registry. About 2, 50,000 people in Kerala undergo cancer treatment. Cancer is curable, if it is detected at early stages. The patient enjoys full life without recurrence of the disease. Cancer has a significant social and economic impact on individuals, families, and the community in terms of the provision of health care infrastructure, absence from work and premature mortality. This is a study to analyze the socio-economic background of the cancer patients and to find the cost difference in treatment in public sector and private sector hospitals in Pathanamthitta district. The study also tries to evaluate the social isolation of cancer patients and how the cost of treatment affects household's wealth.