Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Not For The Likes Of Us

Professor Karol Sikora a former director of cancer services at Hammersmith Hospital and ex- chief of the World Health Organisation has expressed his views about treatment of the disease. 'One of Britain's top cancer doctors has called for expensive cancer drugs to be rationed for the frail elderly in favour of being given to younger patients.' (Sunday Times, 4 May) What the doctor really means of course is the elderly and poor patients being untreated. There would be a public outcry if he meant millionaires or even members of the royal family being denied the best possible treatment. As some of the treatments cost £50,000 per year it is obviously not for the likes of us workers. RD

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