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Cancer Drug Costs

High Costs Force Cancer Patients to Skimp On Treatment

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With new cancer drugs commonly priced at $100,000 a year or more, hundreds of thousands of cancer patients are delaying care, cutting their pills in half, or skipping drug treatment entirely.
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Why Screening 3-D Mammograms Should Be a Covered Benefit

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A new screening technology for breast cancer, 3-D mammograms, improves early cancer detection and reduces false positives. However, many insurers are denying coverage for this test even though it is only slightly more expensive than traditional mammography.

We Can Prevent Strokes in People with Atrial Fibrillation, But We’re...

More than 80% of stroke patients with a history of atrial fibrillation did not receive medication to prevent a stroke.

3 Reasons Why the Cancer Rate is Declining in the U.S.

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Deaths from cancer have declined 23% overall since the high recorded in 1991. As a result, an estimated 1.7 million cancer deaths were prevented. The drop in cancer deaths was driven by three factors.
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Lung Cancer: How One Foundation is Moving the Needle

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The Addario Lung Cancer Foundation is a 4-star charity that has raised nearly $25 million with ~90% of the money going to fund novel research projects, patient education and lung cancer awareness programs.

Does Your Health Plan Cover the Cancer Screenings You Need?

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Confused by the variability in cancer screening guidelines and coverage? A new digital tool from the Prevent Cancer Foundation can help you.