Cancer patients miss out on reimbursed bone scans

Cancer patients are missing out on reimbursed bone density scans even though their treatment may put them at risk of a fracture.

New figures released by Osteoporosis Australia show more than 155,000 people will have a fracture in 2016 at a total cost of around $3 billion a year.

By 2022, there is expected to be a 30% increase in the number of fractures compared to 2012, totalling up to $33 billion in medical