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Studies Link Cancer Patients' Survival Time to Insurance Status

Posted by Cam McClellan Teems

September 26, 2016 at 10:03 AM

Insurance covers many aspects of medical care – from providing coordinated transportation for patients to procedures to medication – and the numbers show that these benefits have a profound impact on cancer survivorship. Two recent studies published in the August issue of Cancer have found that people with cancer who are privately insured have better chances of survival and less chance of the cancer metastasizing (spreading to other locations) than those who were either uninsured or covered by Medicaid. 

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Topics: survivorship, oncology, Cancer Management, Navigation & Care Coordination, Health Insurance

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