Type of Surgery
Actual Costs of Cancer Surgery
Last updated: 04/08/2009
Because cancer surgeons can operate on such a wide range of conditions, the cost of surgical oncology must be calculated on a case-by-case basis. A tumor that has been identified early and that has not had time to metastasize will require relatively less effort—and often money—than a late-stage tumor of the same type. In addition, there are certain areas of the body that make it much more difficult for a surgeon to operate; the brain is a more delicate and volatile structure than the stomach, for example. Your age, health, and medical history are also crucial components in deciding that final figure. Just remember that the cost estimate for your cancer surgery needs to be heavily personalized beforehand.
Last Updated: 04/08/2009
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