Pricey New Prostate Cancer Therapy Raises Questions About Safety, Cost

Bill Sneddon had a feeling he was in trouble when his doctor called with his latest test results. “I just had a premonition that something’s not right,” said Sneddon, 68, of Ocean Township, N.J. And, sure enough, Sneddon’s instincts were right. He had prostate cancer.

“Well, it’s an eye-opener, you know. I didn’t know if I had to buy a yard sale sign, you know,” he said. “It’s a shocking thing … It always happens to someone else.” After getting over the shock, Sneddon, a retired police chief, quickly started investigating his options, including surgery and radiation. The next day, a golfing buddy told him about a new kind of radiation treatment for prostate cancer.

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Source: Kaiser Health News