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The average treatment costs for some common cancers range from $100,000 to $300,000. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Employers already having a tough time managing health care costs for employees face a special challenge when it comes to cancer. In 2017 alone, costs for cancer care topped $147 billion. But it’s not just the cost vexing employers; they also must keep up with constant advances in both technology and treatment methods.

According to the report “Achieving Value in Cancer Care” from the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions, there are ways for employers to collaborate with health plans and providers to provider higher-value, patient-centered care.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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