Jun 16 2011
Do you have breast cancer? Better not live in the UK and have lived a long and productive life. Because if you do, the UK NHS death panels have determined there is no point to investing in saving your worthless life:
Elderly women are being denied life-saving breast cancer surgery that is routinely given to younger patients, alarming research reveals.
Some doctors look at a patient’s age in their notes – and decide on a treatment plan before they have even met them, experts warn.
Their study, which provides evidence of ageism in the Health Service, found that 90 per cent of breast cancer patients aged 30-50 are offered surgery to remove tumours, compared with 70 per cent of those in their seventies.
Even women in their 50s are less likely than younger patients to have an operation.
Only last week, a report by The King’s Fund think-tank warned that elderly cancer patients in Britain were being diagnosed later than those in other European countries and were less likely to be referred for operations.
Previous estimates claim that 15,000 elderly die prematurely every year because cancer care on the NHS is not as good as that provided elsewhere in Europe and the U.S.
It’s all about money. Money that free medical care does not have to spend, and never will. Why are UK patients delayed? Long queues. Queues created by lack of money.
Free health care is as real as the Tooth Fairy and Easter Bunny. Grow up people.