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A new study found that these types of gaps in health insurance coverage can lead to limited access to treatment and worse survival.
Staying in a current job to maintain health insurance is called job lock. It can have a negative effect on a person’s future career path, quality of life, and family well-being. A new JAMA study found that about 1 out of 3 cancer survivors in the US reported job lock either for themselves or their spouse or partner.
It's the 10th anniversary of the day the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, was signed into law. The question for today is: How has it helped prevent cancer and helped cancer patients?
Medicare has changed its policies to make it easier for older Americans to “see” their doctors without going in for an office visit, using their home computer or other device.
The Affordable Care Act has led to better treatment for young adults diagnosed with colorectal cancer, according to a study from the American Cancer Society and published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
As of 2016, more than 200 targeted therapies (also called precision medicines) were available in the United States, and more than 2,000 were in the last stages of development—half of them to treat cancer. For many of these drugs, doctors first use genomic testing of the cancer cells to get an idea of whether the treatment will work. Yet, nearly 1 in 4 oncologists rarely or never mention costs when they talk about the need for genomic testing with their cancer patients, according to a new study led by American Cancer Society (ACS) investigators.
Breast cancer patients, especially if they have lymphedema, face an especially high cost of health care according to authors of a paper published March 6, 2019 in Cancer, a peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Cancer Society.
Cancer survivors are more likely than people with no cancer history to have money-related problems due to medical bills according to a study published in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.