Hospitals and drug companies give one the impression that they are curing cancers at very high rates. The ads make it seem that most cancers are now very manageable. Unfortunately, there is much more to the story. It is a fallacy that is a function of our inefficient health care system.
I read a very well written article this morning titled “Widespread Hype Gives False Hope To Many Cancer Patients” that everyone must read. Whether you have cancer or not, it is something one must keep in the back of one’s head.
The article featured a man with a deadly form of skin cancer. He traveled to half a dozen hospitals around the country seeking a cure. The bells and whistle allure of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, an excellent hospital impressed him. They gave him unjustified hope. Ultimately, he died.
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