Cancer tumor costs double in twenty years but are in line with general health spending still.

And while more people are receiving tumor as the U.S. Population age groups, treatment has shifted away from hospitals to outpatient configurations, finds a report in Monday’s edition of the journal Cancer. In 1987, the total cost of tumor treatment in the United States was $24.7 billion , weighed against $48.1 billion a year during 2001-2005. The expense of cancer treatments as a %age of overall treatment has stayed steady at about 5 percent in the last 20 years.This article can be republished with kind authorization from our close friends at The Kaiser Family members Foundation. You will see the complete Kaiser Daily Health Plan Statement, search the archives, or join email delivery of in-depth coverage of wellness policy developments, discussions and debates. The Daily Health Plan Report is released for Kaisernetwork.org, a free of charge provider of The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.