Skip to comments.Late cancer diagnosis kills 10,000 a year according to government tsar
Posted on 11/29/2009 3:10:23 PM PST by UAConservative
Up to 10,000 people die needlessly of cancer every year because their condition is diagnosed too late, according to research by the government's director of cancer services. The figure is twice the previous estimate for preventable deaths.
Earlier detection of symptoms could save between 5,000 and 10,000 lives in England a year, Prof Mike Richards will reveal this week. The higher figure is nearly twice his previous calculation, which put the figure at about 5,000.
Richards has revised up his estimate after studying the three deadliest forms of the disease ‑ lung, bowel and breast cancer ‑ which together kill almost 63,000 people a year.
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Is HHS listening?
And they’re about to get bigger.
Don’t expect I’ll be reading much about this in the msm.
This is what obama and the liberal democrats are pushing for us.
LOL, the group that changed the check-up recommendations for breasts is going to wind up with some kind of an award for one of the stupidest moves of all time. One thing that can possibly beat it out, is the new Pap Smear recommendations. The PSA test for men’s prostate also ranks right up there.
The solution is less frequent screening. By the time people find they have cancer, they are closer to death and the new gummint health system will have to spend less taking care of them.
Success, the 0bama way.... M A N U F A C T U R E D !
Just think, fewer cancer around to complain! And suing gov-med will have been shown over a decade before to be a totally fruitless exercise!
This article is news? Corporate Canada has been leasing motor coaches to caravan their top exec’s for health care in border cities of the USA for decades.
My first MRI last summer showed a cervical spinal cord tumor that turned out to be melanoma. I’d hate to think I had to leave that thing growing in there for 6 months or more before getting that MRI. Latest MRI was clean, thankfully. This after surgery and radiation.
Yes, but those doctors are still ordering too many unnessary tests. Think of all the people who had those tests and did not have cancer. We could have saved $5 per patient.
Stupid or crazy like a fox?
It the goal is to save money, then you want sick people to die as quickly as possible.
Cancers discovered late are cancers that won't be discovered until people are acutely ill and near death.
I'll vote for crazy like a fox (or weasels which is what they are).
Great to hear that the melanoma is gone, and hope that the good news keeps up.
From the perspective you’re coming at this at, I can see your point.
My opinion is that public outrage is going to be focused on the lunacy of this.
Now that Wal-Mart is setting up clinics for minor troubles, I hope that eventually they set up “economy of scale” testing for BUS (blood, urine and stool).
The idea is to do all sorts of tests on everyone, alerting if something is wrong, but mostly setting up a baseline for future comparison. But there are lots of other advantages, such as:
1) Screening for venereal and other infectious diseases. This could have a huge public health benefit.
2) Screening for known genetic problems that lead to increased probability you will develop a disease, so to be on the look out for it.
3) Comparing and contrasting comprehensive test results between people who have similar medical complaints, which could lead to unexpected treatments.
Wal-Mart could also get mobile vehicles for tests too complex for their stores, like whole body X-rays and ultrasounds.
Obama won’t be happy until the number of American’s that die due to late diagnosis, has trippled.
You know, we Americans have had it too good for too long, and that has to stop...../sarc
All to save money.