Have Cancer, Must Travel: Patients Left In Lurch After Town’s Hospital Closes

From NPR:

Rural cancer patients typically spend 66% more timetraveling each way to treatment than those who live in more urban areas, according to a recent national survey by ASCO, the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Monica Bertagnolli, a cattle rancher’s daughter who is now chair of ASCO’s board, called this a “tremendous burden.” Cancer care, she explained, is “not just one visit and you’re done.”