Warrenville, Ill. (WICS) — In the past 3 years, Illinois state leaders and medical facilities have teamed up to bring cancer patients coverage for Proton Beam therapy.
This is all thanks to House Bill 2799, sponsored by State Representative Norine Hammond (R-Macomb). The bill looks to open up doors for Illinois Cancer patients who are seeking proper care and treatment.
Our Mackenzie LaPorte got a behind-the-scenes look into the only Proton Center within the state to learn about the research behind this treatment and why it is so rare across the country.
3 years ago, State Representative Norine Hammond got a call from a constituent who was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The patient’s doctor recommended Proton Beam therapy, but because some insurance companies couldn’t cover the cost, the family had to pay tens of thousands of dollars.