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07/31/13

Cancer patient advocate warns of soaring treatment costs for Iranians

Source: Radio Zamaneh

The head of Society Supporting Cancer Patients in the Central Province has reported that the cost of cancer treatment across the country is rising at an alarming rate. Ahmad Ghorbani said: "Currently, the cost of medication has quadrupled, and 13 percent of patients have abandoned their course of treatment."

Ghorbani added that medical insurance plans are refusing to pay for foreign-manufactured drugs due to their exorbitant prices.

He said 1,430 cancer patients are currently registered with his organization, 106 of whom are children.

Ghorbani added that more patients have begun seeking the group's support, especially in recent years, with 1,230 new patients in just the past year.

 

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