Skip to comments.Too old to be given cancer treatment: NHS is 'writing off' patients who are over 75
Posted on 01/25/2014 5:24:32 PM PST by Libloather
Pensioners with cancer are being written off as too old to treat, campaigners said yesterday.
They cited figures showing survival rates for British patients aged 75 and over are among the worst in Europe.
Young lung cancer sufferers are only 10 per cent more likely to die within five years than their continental counterparts.
But pensioners with the disease have 44 per cent less chance of survival.
The figure for stomach cancer at 45 per cent is even worse.
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Alan Grayson. Dhimmicrat
Coming soon to America (if not already here)!
Government managed health care does include “death panels”, period!
so best to die in a hail of bullets
My FIL was sent home to die. Bladder cancer. Took him months to get a scan. He suffered greatly.
I am expecting a lot of old and sick people to get ... angry.
LOL, you got that right! Beats a slow lingering march to the casket!
Well, I will be NOW expecting some FReeper to cite the exceptions s/he knows about which make my statement moot, untrue or not "good enough" or that s/he knows people who get NO relief from morphine or that it REALLY is no miracle at all.
Any moment now. Mr.s. Gainsayer?? Yoohoo...
As one Internet poster put it, "When I die, it will be because I deserved it."
Thanks, Al. He was a Brit and a WW2 vet. Was a gunner on the East Coast fighting “The Gerries”. He voted Labour (I forgave him of that because he just couldn’t see the forest for the trees after trying the rebuild post-war. Many fell for Socialism.). He was a good man, tho. Miss his wit and big smile.
“showing survival rates for British patients aged 75 and over are among the worst in Europe.”
...sez it all!
Is this the same NHS that 50% of the 2012 Olympic Ceremonies was dedicated to? Between this, and the world-famous British dental work (or lack thereof), I’m not so sure that I would be all that proud of it, really.
The Soviet system was MUCH better. You drink yourself to death long before you get old and sick!
The Communist agenda..soon hitting American hospitals, where the left decides who lives and who dies..instead of deciding based on age, they will decide based on political affiliations..if your Conservative, you die, if your a liberal, you live
Yep. Palin was right. Death panels are here.
I meant coming to America too. And if you are an angry white male,
the age limit will be reduced to 60, instead of 75.
Have you seen the Channel 4 show out of the UK called “Benefits Street”? It’s a play on a popular soap there called “Coronation Street”. It delved into (and has been contriversial) dole theft. Several ones featured in the show have been arrested.
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