What is it?

Cancer. Either you have personally been touched by cancer or know of someone who has. Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the UnitedStates.1 (Heart disease is number one.) Cancer accounts for nearly 1 in 4 deaths.

Depending on the type of cancer and if it’s spread to multiple areas of the body, a variety of treatments may be needed such as surgery, chemotherapy, radiation or alternative therapies (such as cellular therapy). According to the National Cancer Institute, the estimated national expenditures for cancer care in the U.S. in 2017 were $147.3 billion. In future years, costs are likely to increase as the population ages and cancer prevalence increases. Costs are also likely to increase as new, and often more expensive, treatments are adopted as standards of care.2

 

Let LifeTrac make difficult easier.

LifeTrac can assist you in getting the information you need, when you need it, to help determine the appropriate treatment plan for your member and to manage your members’ benefits wisely. From access to negotiated contracts at treatment facilities and diagnosis or treatment review, to discounted specialty drugs or understanding the impact of clinical trials, LifeTrac is here to make difficult easier.

 
REFERENCES
1 Murphy SL, Xu JQ, Kochanek KD, Arias E. “Mortality in the United States,” 2017. NCHS Data Brief, no 328. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2018. Accessed at https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db328.htm
2 NIH: National Cancer Institute. “Cancer Statistics,” accessed May 2019 at https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/understanding/statistics