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what is the cost of medical oncology palliative radiation and is it covered by medicare ?

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Dr. Carl Van Wey
Radiation Oncology 45 years experience
About $3000: Medical oncology is for chemo; not radiation. 2 week course of palliative radiation is about $3000 and is almost always covered by insurance.
Dr. William A Biermann
Medical Oncology 46 years experience
Of interest current data suggests that 20% of all radiation therapy is given with 2 weeks of death. This is not to say that the treatment is not indicated, but they we don't have a good idea of who benefit most from paiiiative treatments either chemotherapy or radiation.
Jul 24, 2012
Dr. Heather Curry
Radiation Oncology 30 years experience
Cost can vary: Depending upon the symptom and region of the body being treated, the length of the course of therapy and cost can vary. Many uncomplicated bone metastases can be treated in a single fraction of therapy with routine treatment techniques and typically costs less than $1000. Treatment to address brain metastases or relieve obstruction in the lung may require 2--3 weeks and cost thousands of dollars.

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