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Reply was posted 10/30/1998 03:00 am by dagmar
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Well the New Yorker article I mentioned earlier involved individualizing treatment to a persons tumor. Now the patient is a reknowned surgeon and is also very well connected. This is the sort of treatment that would cost a fortune to do. Right now in our little town we're trying to raise 18,000 for a woman with breast cancer who needs a bone marrow transplant. Her Insurance plan won't cover that. Then we have another woman-similar scenario who's insurance does cover it. I tell you this money thing is really hard to take. Isn't that one of the things we heard so much about as being part of the high cost of medical treatment-unecessary testing-like Pres Carters. Personally I love unecessary testing. I love knowing there's nothing there.=) In the article they referred to present cancer treatments as being one size fits all-and as we know from this site how awful it is when it doesn't fit, and how often it doesn't.=(

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