After the initial shock of a cancer diagnosis wares off, patients must then deal with the financial burden that goes along with it. But, supporters hope a bill now in the Florida legislature will lighten the financial load by making some cancer treatments more affordable.
Doctors have traditionally treated cancer with intravenous chemotherapy or radiation. But, advances in medicine have made many of these life-saving treatments available in pill form. Republican Representative Debbie Mayfield of Vero Beach has had personal experience with cancer and its treatment.