Op/Ed By Peter Pitts
When 41-year-old New Jersey resident Amy Speicher was diagnosed with advanced skin cancer, she feared the disease as well as the hair loss, vomiting and crippling fatigue that usually come with cancer treatment.
None of that came to pass. Speicher sailed through her treatment, balancing parenting and a full-time job. How? Her insurance paid for a groundbreaking immunotherapy, which has far fewer side effects than run-of-the-mill chemo.