Cancer treatment in the UK


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18 July 2006

Cancer: the great sex divide

Breast cancer currently receives ten times more funding than prostate cancer.

This article is about a husband and wife who were, respectively, diagnosed with prostate and breast cancer at the same time, and how the woman was treated swiftly and efficiently with expensive treatment by the NHS whilst her husband was told his recommended treatment was too expensive and should therefore pay for it himself or fuck off.

“It seems to me that men don’t kick up a fuss about healthcare because they are scared of talking about illness. But it shouldn’t be up to us to kick up a fuss, should it? This is a treatment which the Government’s own experts have said should be available. Why, then, am I having to fight tooth and nail for it?”

Because, I’m afraid, you’re a man; a Second Class Citizen in the UK.

There’s a good list of facts and figures comparing the various cancers at the end of the article. For example, 32,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer a year in the UK and 42,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer. Obviously that means breast cancer is more common, but that doesn’t justify it having ten times as much money spent on it by the government.

posted by Duncan Idaho @ 9:14 PM

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At 12:52 AM, Anonymous said…

The fact that there is an article for this in a well read newspaper suggests there is hope for change

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At 3:31 AM, Anonymous said…

I used to care. Now I don’t anymore. I know society says I should care if women’s bodies get riddled with cancer and that I should give money at the local Try-N-Save when the table is out with the pink ribbons requesting donations to “Find A Cure”, but I don’t know what’s happened to me. I don’t care anymore. I’m starting to think now “Good. I hope they all get cancer”. I guess I’ve reached the end of my rope with women. Even this past weekend I had another awakening. The TV was droning on about another male serial killer going after women and how we must bring all resources to stop him. And then it hit me like a bolt of lightning. Why? Why should we try to stop him. He’s doing a public service like taking out the garbage.

As long as he doesn’t bother me, more power to him. In fact, where can I send him money? Start a legal defense fund for serial killers.

It’s like it’s coming full circle. Feminism destroys families, throws the father out of the house. Mother raises feral children. Sons turn into psychopaths. Spends his days and nights figuring out ways to kill women. Women are reaping what they’ve sown. Sleep well ladies.

BTW, women are too fucking stupid to realize the following, but the risk of prostate cancer, as well as other ailments, can be reduced to almost nothing with herbal cleansers, natural supplements, and healthy living (clean air, clean water, clean food and regular natural calisthenics type exercises for its eliminative/digestive benefits -> recommend combatconditioning.com for the latter).

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At 8:06 AM, Captain Zarmband said…

Politicians make such decisions about healthcare and men do not matter to these people because men do not vote with gender issues in mind whereas women do. When voting men think of their family first whearas women think of themselves and what benefits women. Politicians know this and do not care what men think as the politicians know that all they have to do is appease women to win elections. Men have to wake up and start thinking about how these gender issues work. Money in healthcare goes to the noisiest pressure groups and is not spent logically on the most pressing needs. The money is spent with political issues highest on the agenda so if you want healthcare you have to make a noise or you’ll be ignored. That’s why all the screening programmes are aimed at women. That’s why 80% of the NHS budget is spent on women. That’s why women-only cancers and illnesses are treated in excess of the numbers of patients actually affected whilst the treatment of men-only cancers are chronically under funded. Men have to learn that standing in the shadows is not the way to maintain your rights. You have to wise up to what’s happening and start making a noise.

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At 1:49 PM, Bryce said…

In terms of breast cancer, there are five well-known risk factors that seem to be ignored everywhere:

1. Having no children or only a few children
2. Bottle-feeding instead of breastfeeding
3. Using birth control pills
4. Having an abortion
5. Using synthetic hormones

If you are a woman who subscribes to feminism, you probably have at least one of these risk factors. Some have all five.

The Chinese call breast cancer “the disease of affluence.” Perhaps it should be called “the disease of feminism.” For you old-timers out there, it seems that breast cancer was rare before the 1970s. Only since feminism has breast cancer become as common as it is now.

Perhaps the onslaught of breast cancer is prevalent because of feminists who, in the words of Bobby Fuller, fought nature and nature won.

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At 6:44 PM, Anonymous said…

I’m not a feminist and I don’t support the marginalization of men in our society but you and your readers seem just as bad as the feminists. All I see are two opposing sides who hold the same hateful views toward one another. There is nothing useful or intelligent here.

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At 7:53 PM, Anonymous said…

“I’m not a feminist and I don’t support the marginalization of men in our society but you and your readers seem just as bad as the feminists. All I see are two opposing sides who hold the same hateful views toward one another. There is nothing useful or intelligent here.”

Snap IQ Test:

Which sex CAUSED this acrimony?

Disclaimer:
The above IQ test requires the ability to discriminate between cause versus effect.

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At 8:08 PM, Miss. Love said…

Hmmm..I am somewhat of a feminist but you are quite funny my friend. ill be checking in a little more often 😉

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At 2:31 AM, Quoting what an idiot said…

“I’m not a feminist […] you and your readers seem just as bad as the feminists.”

Translation: I’m a feminist and I hate you and your birdbrained readers.

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