Study: Cancer treatment more costly, effective in US
April 10, 2012 (WLS) -- A study in Health Affairs found it cost more in the US to treat cancer than in any other country, but the survival rate is also longer.
The study found US cancer patients often live almost two years longer than similar patients in Europe, arguing for the dollar value of care given.
A spokesperson with the American Cancer Society says the study it flawed.
Adding that researchers attributed increased survival to the treatment when it is really over-diagnosis.
healthbeat, sylvia perez
- Boy, 12, killed in hit-and-run in Whiting
- Meeting addresses consequences of 'sexting'
- Police: Suspicious item on LSD was sleeping bag
- ABC7 First Alert Weather Forecast
- Grand jury indicts Lake Station mayor, wife
- Police release sketch in Albany Park attempted kidnapping
- Chicago boy remembered 1 year after suspicious death
- Lyons residents respond to police cuts
- Kirk introduces stroke research, treatment legislation
- Bond denied for suspect in Boystown sex assault
- Tavern shutdown racially motivated, owner says
- School bus collides with car, then sign in Bartlett
- Hero officers save two boys from West Pullman fire
- abcnews: Experts: Pistorius May Have Stumbled on Stand
Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed Photos