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Re: General healthchecks unlikely To Benefit Patients SLS

Posted by Hugh on October 23, 2012, at 20:59:45

In reply to Re: General healthchecks unlikely To Benefit Patients Hugh, posted by SLS on October 23, 2012, at 19:30:13

> Hi Hugh.
> I'm sorry that you lost your father.


> One might conclude that it wasn't the diagnostics that proved lethal, but rather, the treatment decisions that were made subsequently.

I think it was a combination, but more of the latter than the former. If my dad had gone to the Mayo Clinic, as we urged him to do, it's likely that his prostate cancer wouldn't have been treated so aggressively, and it's possible that they wouldn't have been so eager to operate on his heart. My uncle had a similar heart operation done at the Mayo Clinic, and they monitored his clogged arteries for years before they operated. At the Mayo Clinic, the doctors work on salary, so they make the same amount no matter the number of surgeries or radiation treatments they do. This was not the case with my dad's surgeon or with his oncologist. There's a chance that monetary gain played a large role in their decisions to treat my dad as they did.




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