Lowering the cost of cancer treatment -

In 2006, cancer care accounted for an estimated $104.1 billion in medical care spending in the United States and that number will continue to increase in the upcoming years. The National Cancer Institute found that if incidence (which means the number of new cases), survival, and treatment costs stay the same, cancer costs in 2020 will show a 27% increase from 2010 solely based on the growing and aging population in the U.S. This article helps to explain some of the reasons why cancer treatment costs are so high and what can be done to help minimize these costs.