Wednesday, December 17, 2008

CyberKnife Recieves Uneven Coverage from Medicare

Geography Has Role in Medicare Cancer Coverage

Published: December 16, 2008

The medical tool’s catchy name, CyberKnife, evokes digital accuracy. But the way the federal Medicare system treats CyberKnife seems anything but precise.

CyberKnife is a new but fast-growing radiation treatment for prostate cancer, spurred by radio and newspaper ads that stress its convenience and results. The chief selling point is that CyberKnife treatments take five days instead of the eight weeks for conventional prostate cancer radiation, although many experts say they believe that the medical evidence is inconclusive on whether it works as well as those older methods.

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