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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia improves breast cancer care

Posted Jan 15 2009 7:53pm
The BCBSGa Breast Cancer Care Program, designed for patients with breast cancer and their physicians, has helped more than 16,000 Georgians navigate through the emotional hardship experienced when undergoing treatment/care for breast cancer.

The program materials include:

  • BCBSGa Resource List - offers support and additional helpful resources to breast cancer patients and their caregivers.
  • BCBSGa Patient Educational Book - contains information on many topics related to breast cancer. This booklet is designed to help patients with breast cancer understand and cope with their disease.
  • BCBSGa Patient Checklist of Questions to Ask the Doctor - suggests questions for the patient to ask their doctors at each stage of treatment, helping patients arrive at the treatment decisions they are most comfortable with.
  • BCBSGa General Treatment Guidelines for Breast Cancer - provides information on diagnosis staging of breast cancer and the related treatment decisions or options. This quick reference tool is designed for physicians who are not oncology specialists, to discuss breast cancer treatment options with their patients in general terms.

Here's the part that caught my eye. As well as helping their own insured, BCBS Georgia has collaborated with community and clinical organizations to distribute the program materials to their constituents, providing nearly 20,000 component pieces.

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