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Cancer patients win lawsuit against Aetna over denied treatment

(By Nick Moran for Becker’s Hospital Review)

A Florida judge ruled against Aetna in a proposed class-action lawsuit over the payer’s denied coverage of proton beam radiation therapy for cancer patients.

The two plaintiffs — one with breast cancer and one with prostate cancer — received recommendations from their oncologists to use proton beam radiation therapy to treat their cancer without damaging surrounding healthy tissue. Continue reading here…

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