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Lifeline: Why cancer patients depend on Medicare for critical coverage

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    • Portion of Medicare dollars spent on cancer care
    • One in 12 Medicare fee-for-service dollars is spent on cancer care.  
    • 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).