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Study: Insurance worries loom large for childhood cancer survivors

SALT LAKE CITY — Unlike most young people, 25-year-old Maranda Lebrecht is not in a position to wonder whether going without insurance is a calculated risk that could pay off for her.

Lebrecht, who beat lymphoma four years ago, knows being insured is a must for someone such as herself, who is regularly making follow-up doctor's visits in the wake of her cancer fight and being screened for side effects of treatment.

"In the past, I would think it's fine to go without insurance and hope for the best," she told the Deseret News. "It's not like just a normal person where I can hope I don't have anything for two years. I need to (see) doctors."

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