Skin cancer treatment costs on the rise

November 11, 2014 8:43 AM

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Skin cancer treatment costs on the rise

A new study related to cost of treatment of cancers points out that treatment cost for skin cancer is the highest. Between 2002 and 2012, skin cancer treatment cost in the US has more than doubled. And compared to other cancers, the cost of skin cancer treatment rose five times higher.

Published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the study says that number of adults with skin cancer went up from 3.4 million in 2002-2006 to 4.9 million in 2007-2011. For the same period, the cost of treatment went up from $3.6 billion to $8.1 billion, which is about 126%. The cost of tr...

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