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Growth Of High-Cost Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy For Prostate Cancer Raises Concerns About Overuse

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    • During the past decade, growth of spending for prostate cancer has averaged 11 percent a year, outpacing rates for other common conditions such as cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases.   
    • Prostate cancer accounts for more than $7 billion in spending annually.  
    • More than 200,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States each year.