Insurance coverage varies among patients with cancer

An analysis of data from nearly 689,000 patients with cancer found that rates of insurance coverage vary greatly by demographics and cancer type, according to Cancer, the journal of the American Cancer Society. The highest rates of non-Medicaid insurance among adults ages 18 to 64 were seen among those with prostate cancer, melanoma and thyroid cancer, while the lowest rates of insurance were seen in cervical, liver and lung cancer patients. The most prevalent types of cancer among uninsured individuals were lung, colorectal and breast cancer. Abstract