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originally posted by: CarlsBad
a reply to: carewemust
that's why the website has a medicaid search filter right?
What would your life saving procedure have cost you today.
Sure, there are new, more efficient procedures (some which the FDA refuses to approve), but are they covered, are they less expensive?
The free market is the only lasting solution.
Your cancer may have been unavoidable, but most cancers are avoidable and reversible.
Or is the single payer delusion that attractive?
Hodgkin's is, yes. In that it is very treatable (except with "wheatgrass"). Other than that it's just as fatal. I was "lucky". I guess.
Lymphoma is wildly different that most other cancerous tumors.
Sources of damage DNA damage can be subdivided into two main types:
1. endogenous damage such as attack by reactive oxygen species produced from normal metabolic byproducts (spontaneous mutation), especially the process of oxidative deamination also includes replication errors
2. exogenous damage caused by external agents such as ultraviolet [UV 200-400 nm] radiation from the sun other radiation frequencies, including x-rays and gamma rays hydrolysis or thermal disruption certain plant toxins human-made mutagenic chemicals, especially aromatic compounds that act as DNA intercalating agents viruses