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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 30
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2013-03-07 02:25:30 PM
14 votes:

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 03:35:29 PM
4 votes:
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 02:39:19 PM
4 votes:

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 04:30:04 PM
3 votes:

ChipNASA: oryx: I figured there was something dodgy about them just because they advertize so much.

[www.shescribes.com image 425x272]



You could always Sioux them if it turned out they were shady characters.
2013-03-07 03:47:33 PM
3 votes:
Welcome to America. Don't get sick and you'll be just fine.
2013-03-07 03:42:00 PM
3 votes:
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 04:37:45 PM
2 votes:
I've found that prayer cures most cancers - in the good people anyway.
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-03-07 04:08:47 PM
2 votes:

findthefish: So twisted.......death panels exist with the insurance companies, hospitals and "treatment centers"


And it's OKAY if the corporations do it.

encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
2013-03-07 03:56:06 PM
2 votes:

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


OH SUCH TERRIBLE RIGHT WINGERS!

When I was diagnosed, they took really good care of me and knowing that I wasn't made of money, they dismissed 100% of what my insurance didn't cover. They do the same for many patients, but go ahead, let's bash good people because they don't share your political views.
2013-03-07 02:33:20 PM
2 votes:

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 02:21:56 PM
2 votes:
Cancer Treatment Centers of America, the Charter Schools of the medical world.
2013-03-08 12:16:11 AM
1 votes:
Hmmm... buy shiat based on Tv advertisements=lose. Who would have thought?
2013-03-07 07:18:12 PM
1 votes:

FarkedOver: MadMattressMack: Best doctors in the world are in Cuba? Is it because they have to be so good since they don't have anything to work with? Also, I'd like to know what metrics are used in determining "the best doctors in the world". is it what the people there say, because:

"formally eliciting critical narratives about health care would be viewed as a criminal act both for me as a researcher, and for people who spoke openly with me "

Also:

"there is no right to privacy in the physician-patient relationship in Cuba, no patients' right of informed consent, no right to refuse treatment, and no right to protest or sue for malpractice "

"Hirschfeld describes a case where a doctor said that if the ultrasound examination revealed "some fetal abnormalities", the woman "would have an abortion", to avoid an increase in the infant mortality rate "

From Wikipedia. Though I doubt about Wiki articles, knowing how socialist politics have to govern health care in order for it to be successful these all make complete sense.

I would say they are the best because of this reason alone:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuban_medical_internationalism

Doctors are Cuba's number 1 export.  They also work in more under-developed nations than any other doctors.  Their experience alone gives them the right to that claim.  What they do is true humanitarian work.


"Export," huh?  From your own article:

"According to Luis Zuñiga, director of human rights for the Cuban American National Foundation, Cuban doctors are "slave workers" who labor for meager wages while bolstering Cuba's image as a donor nation and "the Cuban government exports these doctors as merchandise".

Defections are up, too. "Cuban doctors working abroad are reported to be monitored by "minders" and subject to curfew."  I imagine doctors are controlled by their families back home, too.

Your arguments are too one-sided; your glasses, too rosy.
2013-03-07 07:04:24 PM
1 votes:

toraque: A Terrible Human: The Flexecutioner: move to Lexington, Ky and go to Markey Cancer Center at UK Hospital.  They accept everyone (i had no insurance and was placed on medicaid/medicare) and have a top-notch facility.  I had a rare stage 4 lymphoblastic leukemia and less than a 20% chance to survive it.  That was 7 years ago and I'm actually off state benefits and back to a regular life.  My only problems now are regular ones, like finding a job and paying bills and regular stuff.

My aunt had cancer and that's where she went. They even have little apartments for the patients to stay in while they get treatment. She's still alive today even though she's missing most of a kidney,her bladder,intestines and bowels.

Man, going through a treatment like that must have taken a lot of guts.


No shiat.

/had to be said
2013-03-07 07:03:20 PM
1 votes:

toraque: Man, going through a treatment like that must have taken a lot of guts.


Not as much as colon or esophageal cancer. THAT takes guts, but testicualar cancer, it takes balls.

/it's FARK. we can make fun of ANYTHING.
//we're remaining men
2013-03-07 05:41:32 PM
1 votes:

FarkedOver: Doctors are Cuba's number 1 export. They also work in more under-developed nations than any other doctors. Their experience alone gives them the right to that claim. What they do is true humanitarian work.


Yup, and this thread has been too serious, so learn about a the Cuban Gynecologist.
2013-03-07 05:28:56 PM
1 votes:

umad: FarkedOver: umad: Agent Smiths Laugh: ...the for-profit, privately held company's Philadelphia affiliate, Eastern Regional Medical Center.

There's the problem right there. Saving lives and fixing ailments of the human body should never be about profit.

Well what are you waiting for? Go right ahead and drop six figures on medical school and then give away your time for nothing if that is what floats your boat. Or you could sink billions into R&D for some new treatments and then give them away for free. The options are endless when you have no farking idea how the world works!

I don't want to live in your shiatty world.  You know where some of the best doctors in the world come from? Cuba.  Do you know how much a person would spend on med school in Cuba? $0.

So teachers shouldn't profit either. Is their anybody in your world who deserves to be paid for their work?


I thought right wingers did believe that teachers shouldn't be paid?
2013-03-07 05:07:11 PM
1 votes:

SploogeTime: Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Phony. Worthless. Useless.

If you get cancer, suck it up & die the obama way. You weren't going to pay much in taxes anyway.

Just do the sensible. Die.


How you read shiat like this and come away mad at Obama is bizarre. Get help, maybe find a nice non-profit.
2013-03-07 05:05:02 PM
1 votes:

umad: umad: FarkedOver: umad: Agent Smiths Laugh: ...the for-profit, privately held company's Philadelphia affiliate, Eastern Regional Medical Center.

There's the problem right there. Saving lives and fixing ailments of the human body should never be about profit.

Well what are you waiting for? Go right ahead and drop six figures on medical school and then give away your time for nothing if that is what floats your boat. Or you could sink billions into R&D for some new treatments and then give them away for free. The options are endless when you have no farking idea how the world works!

I don't want to live in your shiatty world.  You know where some of the best doctors in the world come from? Cuba.  Do you know how much a person would spend on med school in Cuba? $0.

So teachers shouldn't profit either. Is their anybody in your world who deserves to be paid for their work?

*there


Doctors and teachers should all be compensated.  You know who should bankroll this operation? The wealthy.  If we raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans by 10% guess what will happen?  The wealthiest Americans will still be the wealthiest farking Americans! THE HORROR!
2013-03-07 04:26:45 PM
1 votes:

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.nerdlocker.com

Shut up, crime!
2013-03-07 04:25:44 PM
1 votes:

red230: This is an outstanding example of the free market at work. It is also an outstanding example of why the free market needs to be regulated.


This is the USA!  You don't dare regulate the sacred Free Market in the USA.  'Cause any regulating of the Free Market is anti-American socialism.  You also must realize that the Free Market IS the backbone of the American Republic, so don't you dare touch it.
2013-03-07 04:12:53 PM
1 votes:
Pretty much everything you see in an advertisement is a lie. Advertising lowers your quality of life by making you unhappy. People in advertising should really follow Bill Hicks' advice.
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-03-07 04:01:50 PM
1 votes:
Using the latest software, too...

videogamecritic.com
2013-03-07 03:51:54 PM
1 votes:
harrumpher.com
Whatever it takes.
2013-03-07 03:50:41 PM
1 votes:

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 03:50:24 PM
1 votes:

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.
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-03-07 03:49:35 PM
1 votes:

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


i739.photobucket.com
2013-03-07 03:44:35 PM
1 votes:

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 03:37:58 PM
1 votes:
I find their adverts interrupting Twilight Zone repugnant.
2013-03-07 01:59:31 PM
1 votes:
This needs the sick tag.
 
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