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Health plans will be required to cover home treatment of cancer

About 40% of cancer treatments use drugs for domestic use. In 15 years, 80% of the cases will be treated at home

 
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Foto: Waldemir Barreto/Agência Senado
Foto: Waldemir Barreto/Agência Senado
Senator Ana Amelia (PP-RS), author of the bill that includes treatments for cancer among roofing mandatory health insurance (PLS 352/11) Representatives of the Network of Women Against Cancer Federal District accompany the discussion of Senate Bill 352/11
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Senator Ana Amelia (PP-RS), author of the bill that includes treatments for cancer among roofing mandatory health insurance (PLS 352/11)
Representatives of the Network of Women Against Cancer Federal District accompany the discussion of Senate Bill 352/11

Expenses remedies oral cancer for patients treated at home were included among the mandatory coverage of private health plans.

Bill (PLS) 352/2011 Senate, was approved in plenary, on Tuesday (22), and goes to presidential approval. The project also provides for the completion of radiotherapy procedures and transfusion medicine, since they are related to continuity of care in hospital.

Senator Ana Amelia (PP-RS), author of the project, explains that about 40% of cancer treatments employ medicines for domestic use, and 15 years, 80% of the cases will be treated at home. Until now, however, the only health plans were required to bear the costs of ambulatory.

The project is part of a priority agenda established as part of the activities of the movement Pink October, which he joined Congress in the fight against breast cancer. The approved text, however, caters to all cancer patients, as clarified by the Senate President Renan (PMDB-AL).

"In this way, patients will have access at home to medications that have 54 nominations against various types of cancer such as prostate, breast, colorectal, leukemia, lymphoma, lung, kidney, stomach and skin can benefit," said President .

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