Are Newer Prostate Cancer Treatments – Now Gaining Popularity – Worth The Extra Cost?Reuters: Costlier Prostate Cancer Treatments Gain Popularity
Newer technologies for treating prostate cancer have surged in popularity in the last decade - and they have come with a hefty price tag, according to a report published this week. Researchers estimate that the increased use of certain prostate cancer treatments, such as less invasive surgery and advanced radiation therapy, tacked on an additional $350 million in health care spending in one year alone. The big question remains: is it worth the cost? (Grens, 3/17). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.