Frequently Asked Questions about Cancer
Is radiation therapy expensive?
- Published: 27 June 2012
Treatment of cancer with radiation therapy can be costly. It requires very complex equipment and the services of many health care professionals. The exact cost of your radiation therapy will depend on the type and number of treatments you need. Fortunately, most health insurance policies, including Medicare, cover charges for radiation therapy.
Prior to treatment, a financial specialist will contact your insurance provider to obtain authorization of the treatment you require. If you have any questions or concerns regarding financial issues, please bring them to the attention of the front office staff, Radiation Oncologist, or Nurse.