Patient Interrupted: Shutdown Delayed Care for Mom With Cancer

October 17, 2013 7:15 PM

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Patient Interrupted: Shutdown Delayed Care for Mom With Cancer

Michelle Langbehn waited in fear this month as the government shutdown threatened to derail her cancer treatment.

She halted chemotherapy while awaiting a decision about whether the National Institutes of Health would allow her to participate in a clinical trial for patients with sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, but the shutdown delayed her answer by almost a week. She ultimately found out she did not qualify fo...

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