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Originally posted by Griffo
Well moron, I assure you with great confidence that there are people actively trying to find a cure for cancer. I do research in a laboratory (mostly on malaria), but there are people who work in adjacent labs, and indeed our lab, that are researching on drugs to combat cancer.
It really annoys me when people like you just spout off the claim that people like me, and other hard working researchers, just sit off all day and *actively* try and do something so immoral as to condemn other people to death
I guess "every other field" would include heart disease, the number one killer. Can you provide the source of that 5 year survival rate. According to this it seems quite low. www.edwardtufte.com...
In fact in every other field shows huge advances except in the field of cancer which is surgery,cancer inducing toxic chemo, and radiotherapy...and have a 3% average survival rate over 5 years.
Could you explain where you got your statistics from? The most recent statistics I can find are for 2009. Could you explain to us why 598,607 Americans died of heart disease in 2009 with all that heart research?
Could you explain to us why 520000 Americans from cancer last year with all this cancer research?
A total of 1,596,670 new cancer cases and 571,950 deaths from cancer are projected to occur in the U.S. in 2011. Between 1990 and 2007, the most recent year for which data is available, overall death rates decreased by about 22% in men and 14% in women. This translates to about 898,000 deaths from cancer that were avoided. The American Cancer Society credits improvements in cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment.
Originally posted by MRuss
NO ONE is seriously looking for a cure...at least not "serious academics"...the fringe nut cases are but of course those are the people who went into medicine as a means to help humanity and not become richer than god by next Thursday so that is a completely separate issue.
Originally posted by ANOK
It is not in the best interest of those motivated by money to actually end the source of that which they desire.
That is the main problem with private health care in the first place. If you're in it to make money, it is not in your best interest to cure people, and lose your customer base.
If our for profit medical industry was really about helping people the feds would not be closing medical cannabis dispensaries on the slightest excuse.
Rank Member State Population Males Females
1 Japan 74.5 71.9 77.2
2 Australia 73.2 70.8 75.5
3 France 73.1 69.3 76.9
4 Sweden 73.0 71.2 74.9
5 Spain 72.8 69.8 75.7
6 Italy 72.7 70.0 75.4
7 Greece 72.5 70.5 74.6
8 Switzerland 72.5 69.5 75.5
9 Monaco 72.4 68.5 76.3
10 Andorra 72.3 69.3 75.2
11 San Marino 72.3 69.5 75.0
12 Canada 72.0 70.0 74.0
13 Netherlands 72.0 69.6 74.4
14 United Kingdom 71.7 69.7 73.7
15 Norway 71.7 68.8 74.6
16 Belgium 71.6 68.7 74.6
17 Austria 71.6 68.8 74.4
18 Luxembourg 71.1 68.0 74.2
19 Iceland 70.8 69.2 72.3
20 Finland 70.5 67.2 73.7
21 Malta 70.5 68.4 72.5
22 Germany 70.4 67.4 73.5
23 Israel 70.4 69.2 71.6
24 United States 70.0 67.5 72.6
The Dangers of Chemotherapy
Side Effects ...
Permanent Effects ...
In addition to helping treat some forms of cancer, chemotherapy is also carcinogenic, meaning it has the ability to cause cancer itself. As chemotherapy destroys cells, including healthy cells, it disrupts their ability to divide. Cancer cells are cells that have lost their ability to regulate their growth. Secondary cancer may surface months--or even years--after treatment, according to Caring4Cancer. The most common types of cancers to result from chemotherapy treatments are lymphomas and leukemias, according to the American Cancer Society.
Before openly recommending the conventional, allopathic methods of treatment, it's polite to include a run-down on the potential dangers of a treatment. I'm inclined to include the whole article here (it's short), but will keep it down to ATS regulations.
Before anyone makes their choice they should do all the research they can...into all available options. I did.
If in my case it's a genetic thing. Then I think I have a duty to my kids, especially my daughter, to see if an alternative way is the one that works.
Originally posted by ANOK
reply to post by FurvusRexCaeli
In reality though it isn't working that way.
The cost of health care is controlled by insurance companies, not hospitals competing with each other.
Originally posted by wigit
reply to post by Phage
Sometimes I think it's not the treatment that decides whether you'll live or die, it's getting the diagnosis in the first place. In the UK that's hit or miss.