I came into this world fighting, screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I have no problem going out the same way.
I bet Frank Zappa would have something to say about this if he were still alive.
The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016
It makes me happy to see Dodd so optimistic, since my father was just diagnosted with early state prostate cancer last week.
Do any of you above who have made nasty comments about Dodd want to wish death on my father?
Got that? Let's repeat that again: Unparalleled amount of government-funded research. You know, kind of "socialistic".Critics of health reform frequently point to cancer as proof that American healthcare really is superior. And, it’s true, the US has, overall, the world’s highest five-year survival rate for cancer. But that’s partly a product of the unparalleled amount of government-funded research in the US - something healthcare reform would not diminish. Besides, it’s not as if the gap is as large or meaningful as reform critics frequently suggest. France (like a few other European countries) has survival rates that are generally close and, for some cancers, higher. Much of the remaining difference reflects differences in treatment patterns that have nothing to do with insurance arrangements and everything to do with idiosyncratic medical cultures. This is particularly true of prostate cancer, where a staggeringly high survival rate in the US seems to be largely a product of aggressive US treatment - treatment that physicians in other countries, and increasingly many specialists here, consider unnecessary and sometimes harmful.
Epic fail with this thread, my only hope for you is you quickly lose your insurance, get diagnosed with cancer, go bankrupt and.....
Seriously, is ignorance a badge of honor with you people?