Straight talk as always from George Rook.
We invest in cancer care because it’s the right thing to do, and because an added qualy year of life is worth £30,000.
But we’ll only invest in dementia care if we can prove savings as a result, regardless of quality of life.
This is Moral Dissonance.
14 days to see a specialist.
31 days to diagnosis.
62 days to treatment.
Near enough anyway, and admirable.
When I was told I had what looked like kidney cancer I wanted to know quickly.
They said it was highly likely to be slow growing and non-aggressive, and they would recommend monitoring it rather than going through the trauma of nephrectomy.
But I wanted it out. At 64 and with other diseases I didn’t want to risk having a serious operation later when I would be less well than now.
And it turned out to be aggressive.
If I have colon…
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