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The Cures Act calls for a person’s health data, including health care provider (doctor's) notes from office visits, to be freely and securely available on a computer or a cell phone through mobile applications (such as patient portals)
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?
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.
The population of cancer survivors in the US is growing, and many struggle to pay health care costs. A study led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds one-fourth of survivors have problems paying medical bills and one-third worry about them.
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.
Read highlights about American Cancer Society research from 2018.