Saturday, February 25, 2012

Cancer cost

  • -- Patti Tyree was afraid that cancer would steal her future. Instead, the cost of treating it has. She had hoped to buy a small farm with money inherited from her mother.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Cancer also has the most devastating economic impact of any cause of death in the world, according to the recent landmark report, The Global Economic Cost of Cancer, released by the American Cancer Society and Livestrong.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • GlaxoSmithKline chief executive Sir Andrew Witty said ministers were making false economies in order to achieve short-term cuts to the deficit in the public finances.
  • (The Guardian)
  • LONDON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- A London hospital is investigating the death of a cancer patient who was moved to a hotel between chemotherapy doses to cut costs, officials say.
  • (United Press International)
  • Cancer care is a commodity, and patients are also consumers. They should ask doctors about the cost of their treatments, or get a friend or relative to do it if they are uncomfortable asking pointed questions.
  • (San Francisco Gate)
  • With the high cost of vaccination for cervical cancer discouraging many women from getting inoculated, the Mumbai Obstetrics and Gynaecological Society is negotiating with pharma companies to bring down the price.
  • (Daily News and Analysis)
  • Rizzo, PhD[8]; and Scott Swanson, MD[9].
  • (Yahoo Finance)
  • A recent MRI shows the cancer, which has occupied more than half of his bone when his primary oncologist prescribed a crucial medication that cost $8,000 out-of-pocket for three weeks of treatment.
  • (News-Democrat)
  • Silverman went on to say, Of people living with cancer, 80 percent have limited access to psychosocial support services because of cost, difficulty in accessing fragmented or limited support programs and lack of awareness.
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  • What: Nineteen artists will create works in 90 minutes and sell them off at ArtBlink Gala 2012 to benefit the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Where: Kirklin Clinic.
  • (Everything Alabama Blog)

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