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Medica technology saves lives, improves patient outcomes and helps lower the overall cost of health care. It is also one of America's strongest and fastest-growing manufacturing sectors, creating and producing medical innovations for use around the world—and providing good-paying jobs across the country.
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Guided by advances in digital technology and treatment techniques, radiotherapy’s powers have grown by leaps and bounds over the past two decades.
September 2016

Radiotherapy used today is a cutting-edge cancer treatment proven to be safe and effective. That’s why it’s one of the most common treatment options, with 50 percent to 60 percent of all people with cancer receiving radiotherapy at some point during their care. Download the report.

In many cases, innovations that improve patients’ quality of life can actually lower the overall cost of health care in the long term.
September 2016

For a wide range of medical conditions that adversely impact quality of life, medical technology provides solutions that allow individuals to lead full, independent and productive lives, greatly increasing their quality of life. Download the fact sheet

50 to 60 percent of all people with cancer will need radiotherapy at some point during their treatment.
September 2016

Radiotherapy is important for managing most cancers, such as breast, lung, prostate, head and neck, and cervical cancers. These account for more than two-fifths of cases worldwide. Download the fact sheet

 

Untreated sleep apnea is a potentially fatal condition with harmful short- and long-term effects.
September 2016

Sleep apnea is a high-cost chronic condition that affects 1 in 4 American adults. Roughly 85% of cases are undiagnosed. Download the fact sheet

More than 1 million people in North America live with a permanent ostomy.
September 2016

More than 1 million people in North America live with a permanent ostomy in response to a variety of conditions, including cancer and certain gastrointestinal diseases. Download the fact sheet

Urologic disorders affect more than 50 million men in the U.S. alone.
September 2016

Medical technology interventions and treatments for urologic disorders – including penile implants, artificial urinary sphincters, urethral lifts, male slings and laser therapy – provide alternatives to drugs and may offer more permanent, long-term solutions, ultimately leading to enhanced quality of life. Download the fact sheet

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