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In 2011, four cancers accounted for nearly half of all Medicare payments for cancer–lung and bronchus (13 percent), breast (11 percent), colorectal (11 percent), and prostate (10 percent).

Stockdale H, Guillory K. Lifeline: Why cancer patients depend on Medicare for critical coverage. Washington, DC: American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network; 2013. http://www.acscan.org/content/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/2013-Medicare-Chartbook-Online-Version.pdf

Reference

Title
Lifeline: Why cancer patients depend on Medicare for critical coverage
Publication
ACS CAN Chartbook
Publisher
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
Publication Date
2013
Authors
Stockdale H, Guillory K
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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