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Cancer's unrecognized toll: Time lost - Yahoo! News

Posted Nov 18 2008 12:16am

Cancer's unrecognized toll: Time lost - Yahoo! News: "The hours spent sitting in doctors' waiting rooms, in line for the CT scan, watching chemotherapy drip into veins: Battling cancer steals a lot of time — at least $2.3 billion worth for patients in the first year of treatment alone.

So says the first study to try to put a price tag to the time that people spend being treated for 11 of the most common cancers."

Once patients stop being patient, doctors will have to shape up !

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