My experience with cost, cancer care and insurance: Guest post

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

By Robert Fogerty, MD, MPH “You look nice today. People don’t come to chemo in suits very often.” The friendly and familiar receptionist mentioned as I was checking out, the always full jar of lemon flavored hard candy on the shelf between us. As I pocketed a few of the candies, I managed to swallow the […]

Cancer is financially toxic: A cancer doctor tells how to help

A few years ago while seeing cancer patients in clinic, Dr. Yousuf Zafar (right) noticed that patients were asking for less expensive medications and for less frequent doctor visits.  Even patients with health insurance were expressing distress at their growing health care bills. How much does cancer treatment cost? That’s a hard question to answer. These […]