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Deductibles, Copays May Discourage Patients From Receiving Follow-up Breast Cancer Screenings

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By: The ASCO Post Staff From: ascopost.com Researchers found that 20% of patients attending breast cancer screening appointments were likely to skip additional testing after abnormal findings on their mammograms if there was a deductible or copayment involved, according to a new study published by Ngo et al in Radiology. Background Health-care costs and insurance premiums have increased in recent …

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Factors of Therapy Delivery Tied to Adherence in Nonmetastatic Breast Cancer

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By: Conference Insider From: oncnet.com The method by which adjuvant endocrine therapy is delivered to patients with breast cancer is associated with rate of adherence, according to data being presented by Joan Marie Neuner, MD, MPH, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and colleagues at the virtual 2020 ASCO Annual Meeting. “Over 50% of breast cancer patients prescribed adjuvant endocrine therapy…are …