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(Yahoo)   Ever seen those TV ads where Cancer Treatment Centers of America claims their patient's survival rates are so much better than the national average? Yeah, apparently that's because they don't take really sick patients   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 194
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2013-03-07 01:59:31 PM  
This needs the sick tag.
 
2013-03-07 02:08:38 PM  
Or ones without gold-plated medical insurance
 
2013-03-07 02:09:44 PM  
If you get cancer and can afford it, go to MD Anderson in Houston.
 
2013-03-07 02:12:58 PM  
Yet another reason for-profit medical care needs to go.

/but it won't
 
2013-03-07 02:20:07 PM  
her rare cancer had spread throughout her body, including her brain, she and her husband refused to accept a death sentence.

Its sad and I'm sorry, but at that point, it IS a death sentence, and you would be better off accepting it and trying to enjoy your last few months here on Earth.
 
2013-03-07 02:21:56 PM  
Cancer Treatment Centers of America, the Charter Schools of the medical world.
 
2013-03-07 02:25:30 PM  

vernonFL: her rare cancer had spread throughout her body, including her brain, she and her husband refused to accept a death sentence.

Its sad and I'm sorry, but at that point, it IS a death sentence, and you would be better off accepting it and trying to enjoy your last few months here on Earth.


It is a sad story, but yeah, she should have blown all her cash on living life to the fullest. If I ever get that diagnosis, the first thing I'm going to do is start senselessly murdering people for doing things that marginally annoy me. It's just something I've always wanted to do.

:D
 
2013-03-07 02:33:20 PM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: vernonFL: her rare cancer had spread throughout her body, including her brain, she and her husband refused to accept a death sentence.

Its sad and I'm sorry, but at that point, it IS a death sentence, and you would be better off accepting it and trying to enjoy your last few months here on Earth.

It is a sad story, but yeah, she should have blown all her cash on living life to the fullest. If I ever get that diagnosis, the first thing I'm going to do is start senselessly murdering people for doing things that marginally annoy me. It's just something I've always wanted to do.

:D


You, sir, are a Patriot of the First Order and should be honored as such!

/wut
 
2013-03-07 02:39:19 PM  

show me: You, sir, are a Patriot of the First Order and should be honored as such!

/wut


I'm a small man, with small dreams. Like blowing up tailgaters with a trunk mounted rocket launcher.
 
2013-03-07 03:24:22 PM  

minoridiot: If you get cancer and can afford it, go to MD Anderson in Houston.


The one here in Orlando is top-notch, too.  But I read that Houston's is expanding.

A dear, close friend was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer last summer (at 52).  Metastisizing.  They removed it, hit the right combo of chemo, and operating on all that remained yesterday.  Her experience with MD has been outstanding.  From effectiveness, to involvement, to comfort level.  All of it.
 
2013-03-07 03:30:12 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: Cancer Treatment Centers of America, the Charter Schools of the medical world.

 
2013-03-07 03:35:29 PM  
Within days, Keith Hilborn was on the phone with an "oncology information specialist" at Cancer Treatment Centers of America.

Uh oh... that should NEVER be in "quotes".
 
2013-03-07 03:36:51 PM  
Isn't that place owned by some right wing blowhard?
 
2013-03-07 03:37:22 PM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: show me: You, sir, are a Patriot of the First Order and should be honored as such!

/wut

I'm a small man, with small dreams. Like blowing up tailgaters with a trunk mounted rocket launcher.


I want one too.
 
2013-03-07 03:37:58 PM  
I find their adverts interrupting Twilight Zone repugnant.
 
2013-03-07 03:38:49 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: Cancer Treatment Centers of America, the Charter Schools of the medical world.


Came here to post this.
 
2013-03-07 03:39:19 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: Isn't that place owned by some right wing blowhard?


FTFA:  "In 1966 he became a trustee of Americans Building Constitutionally, an organization that helped wealthy individuals set up not-for-profit corporations and personal trusts to avoid paying federal income and inheritance taxes. "

Yep.
 
2013-03-07 03:39:44 PM  
their first commercial featured a woman who lived to enjoy horseback riding with her woman friend. second one was guy with peculiar chin patch hair worried about wife. 3rd, a doctor who was concerned for his wife, as he didn't seem to know a damn thing about medicine. fourth commercial features a woman who tells us she was 'the strongest woman in the world'.

clearly they are not looking for your average customer.
 
2013-03-07 03:39:47 PM  
Yahoo news writers seem to be journalistic prostitutes that write hit pieces for the highest bidder, so I take anything that appears on their site with a grain of salt.
 
2013-03-07 03:40:11 PM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: vernonFL: her rare cancer had spread throughout her body, including her brain, she and her husband refused to accept a death sentence.

Its sad and I'm sorry, but at that point, it IS a death sentence, and you would be better off accepting it and trying to enjoy your last few months here on Earth.

It is a sad story, but yeah, she should have blown all her cash on living life to the fullest. If I ever get that diagnosis, the first thing I'm going to do is start senselessly murdering people for doing things that marginally annoy me. It's just something I've always wanted to do.

:D


The aristocrat
 
2013-03-07 03:40:17 PM  

minoridiot: If you get cancer and can afford it, go to MD Anderson in Houston.


.

My mother had ovarian cancer which apparently kills within a year or two.  She went to MD Anderson and lasted 8 years past the average
 
2013-03-07 03:41:05 PM  
... and this is a surprise? Really? Yeah, because if a hostipal is telling me they don't have any more options, I'm going to go to a for-even-more-profit center.  Stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid.
 
2013-03-07 03:42:00 PM  
TFA: "founded in 1988 by Richard J. Stephenson, who has served as chairman ever since. Stephenson, who declined to comment for this article, serves on the board of FreedomWorks...A graduate of Northwestern University Law School, Stephenson started out as an investment banker. In 1966 he became a trustee of Americans Building Constitutionally... "

Oh FFS.  That's cartoon-villain territory right there.
 
2013-03-07 03:42:07 PM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: show me: You, sir, are a Patriot of the First Order and should be honored as such!

/wut

I'm a small man, with small dreams. Like blowing up tailgaters with a trunk mounted rocket launcher.


You. Are. My. Hero.
 
2013-03-07 03:42:29 PM  
this is the sort of misleading advertising that deserves jailtime
 
2013-03-07 03:43:26 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Or ones without gold-plated medical insurance


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d23 [TotalFark]
2013-03-07 03:44:25 PM  
"go to the store. You're done."

WTF does that MEAN?
 
2013-03-07 03:44:35 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: Isn't that place owned by some right wing blowhard?




The one in Tulsa originally was a hostiptal founded by Oral Roberts. God told him to start a hostiptal and an university. What god failed to mention is that a hostiptal wasn't needed in Tulsa and it folded.
 
2013-03-07 03:44:58 PM  

vernonFL: her rare cancer had spread throughout her body, including her brain, she and her husband refused to accept a death sentence.

Its sad and I'm sorry, but at that point, it IS a death sentence, and you would be better off accepting it and trying to enjoy your last few months here on Earth.


This. They do a lot of work for free and treating people who they know have no chance is a waste of $25,000 treatments that could go to help someone that has a fighting chance.
 
2013-03-07 03:45:07 PM  

seadoo2006: ... and this is a surprise? Really? Yeah, because if a hostipal is telling me they don't have any more options, I'm going to go to a for-even-more-profit center.  Stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid.


They're selling hope! It's like they're dream merchants.
 
2013-03-07 03:45:41 PM  
Went to UVA to see a specialist that still is treating brain tumor that is in remission. They've done surgery and radiation. Of course i had dr bills before i got back home but they saved my life.


/LOVE Charlottesville

/Go Hoo's
 
2013-03-07 03:46:13 PM  
In some ways it makes sense to tae patients that way, though the advertising is kind of shiatty.

It can be like battlefield triage.  Spending your resources on a dude with half his body blown off isn't really all that helpful if you can treat 2-3 guys with survivable wounds.

But yeah if you advertise that you have great survival rates then you pretty much suck.
 
2013-03-07 03:46:21 PM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: vernonFL: her rare cancer had spread throughout her body, including her brain, she and her husband refused to accept a death sentence.

Its sad and I'm sorry, but at that point, it IS a death sentence, and you would be better off accepting it and trying to enjoy your last few months here on Earth.

It is a sad story, but yeah, she should have blown all her cash on living life to the fullest. If I ever get that diagnosis, the first thing I'm going to do is start senselessly murdering people for doing things that marginally annoy me. It's just something I've always wanted to do.

:D


Similar type took my wife almost 4 years ago at 33, once it hit the brain we stopped fighting and took lots of trips.  Lots of great memories of life experiences rather than lots of memories of hospital stays.
 
2013-03-07 03:46:56 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: seadoo2006: ... and this is a surprise? Really? Yeah, because if a hostipal is telling me they don't have any more options, I'm going to go to a for-even-more-profit center.  Stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid.

They're selling hope! It's like they're dream merchants.


That sounds like socialism to me!
 
2013-03-07 03:47:12 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: seadoo2006: ... and this is a surprise? Really? Yeah, because if a hostipal is telling me they don't have any more options, I'm going to go to a for-even-more-profit center.  Stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid.

They're selling hope! It's like they're dream merchants.


valar morghulis
 
2013-03-07 03:47:33 PM  
Welcome to America. Don't get sick and you'll be just fine.
 
2013-03-07 03:48:25 PM  
So should we rank these groups by having a playoff or just use the old BCS calculator?
 
2013-03-07 03:49:07 PM  

nekom: Yet another reason for-profit medical care needs to go.

/but it won't


Do you think that there is any hospital that is actually non profit?

Non profit it just a business category.
 
2013-03-07 03:49:23 PM  

goatleggedfellow: So should we rank these groups by having a playoff or just use the old BCS calculator?


I'd prefer Hunger Games rules ... let them each eat other until there is only one left.
 
2013-03-07 03:49:26 PM  

skullkrusher: this is the sort of misleading advertising that deserves jailtime


I'd prefer we go mid evil
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-03-07 03:49:35 PM  

Jument: Welcome to America. Don't get sick and you'll be just fine.


i739.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-07 03:50:24 PM  

Oldiron_79: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: vernonFL: her rare cancer had spread throughout her body, including her brain, she and her husband refused to accept a death sentence.

Its sad and I'm sorry, but at that point, it IS a death sentence, and you would be better off accepting it and trying to enjoy your last few months here on Earth.

It is a sad story, but yeah, she should have blown all her cash on living life to the fullest. If I ever get that diagnosis, the first thing I'm going to do is start senselessly murdering people for doing things that marginally annoy me. It's just something I've always wanted to do.

:D

The aristocrat


If im ever terminal Im gonna o.d. on cocaine and viagra whilst farking multiple whores.
 
2013-03-07 03:50:29 PM  

nekom: Yet another reason for-profit medical care needs to go.

/but it won't


Why do you hate capitalism?
 
2013-03-07 03:50:41 PM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: vernonFL: her rare cancer had spread throughout her body, including her brain, she and her husband refused to accept a death sentence.

Its sad and I'm sorry, but at that point, it IS a death sentence, and you would be better off accepting it and trying to enjoy your last few months here on Earth.

It is a sad story, but yeah, she should have blown all her cash on living life to the fullest. If I ever get that diagnosis, the first thing I'm going to do is start senselessly murdering people for doing things that marginally annoy me. It's just something I've always wanted to do.

:D


www.slate.com

Approves
 
2013-03-07 03:51:01 PM  
I figured there was something dodgy about them just because they advertize so much.
 
2013-03-07 03:51:16 PM  

vudukungfu: skullkrusher: this is the sort of misleading advertising that deserves jailtime

I'd prefer we go mid evil


so like Chaotic Neutral?
 
2013-03-07 03:51:46 PM  
This is sort of how other countries have lower infant mortality rates in the US because they don't count a lot of preemies as viable births in the first place.
 
2013-03-07 03:51:54 PM  
harrumpher.com
Whatever it takes.
 
2013-03-07 03:52:15 PM  

elvisaintdead: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Or ones without gold-plated medical insurance

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Stanrey Woo, is that you?
 
2013-03-07 03:53:13 PM  
Diogenes: Metastasizing

I work for a cancer research publication, so it's a pet peeve.
 
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