The Day My Oncologist Moved Offices

Last week I visited my oncologist for a routine follow-up appointment. Although I’m several years out from my last occurrence, my medical team wants to keep close tabs on me. I’m totally OK with that. I rushed to the appointment, running slightly past my normal “traditionally late.” I flew…

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FINANCIAL TOXICITY IS A SIDE EFFECT

THE COST OF CANCER TREATMENT Although the high cost of cancer treatment has been a growing issue in the United States for a number of years, it has recently been focused on in the mainstream media. On October 5, 2014 CBS News 60 Minutes aired…

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ACA Mandates Insurance Coverage for Clinical Trials

By January 1, all insurers will be required to cover routine care for patients enrolled in clinical trials. (Typically any experimental care is provided at no cost to the patient.) “This should be seen as a step forward for the U.S. oncology community,” wrote Dr….

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