OMG! Please tell me ASCO is not approving this!

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July 14, 2014 at 9:38 am  #1264938    

cards7up

http://nypost.com/2014/07/13/the-cancer-death-panel-app/

I know how the media can be and just want clarification on this. Thanks!
Take care, Judy


Stage IIIA adeno, dx 7/2010. SRS then chemo carbo/alimta 4x. NED as of 10/2011.
Local recurrence, surgery to remove LRL 8/29/13. 5.2cm involved pleura. Chemo carbo/alimta x3. NED

July 14, 2014 at 1:05 pm  #1264944    

Dr. Ben Creelan

I would be reluctant to take anything printed in that website – NY Post (?) – at face value. It seems that NY Times fills a role for news, and NY Post may fill a role for non-news.

We all agree that healthcare needs changes to remain sustainable. My understanding is that organizations like ASCO and NCCN want to get doctors more involved in leading healthcare reform, with patient interests as their top priority. I don’t think they are trying to ‘sell-out’ to insurance companies. They seem to provide organized, cohesive guidelines that prevent insurance companies from completely dictating care.

July 14, 2014 at 1:35 pm  #1264945    
Dr West
Dr West

My opinion: I would say that the term “death panel” is a signal that the source is not credible and is primarily geared toward creating a visceral response and manipulating public sentiment rather than having a thoughtful discussion of a complex issue.

-Dr. West

July 14, 2014 at 3:51 pm  #1264946    

cards7up

They said this was mentioned at this year’s ASCO conference, but I couldn’t find anything on it. I saw it as media hype as well. When they said ACA had a death panel (Palin’s words), it was asking doctors and hospitals to talk with people about Advanced Directives and End of Life care, which by the way everyone should as we never know what tomorrow will bring. Take care, Judy


Stage IIIA adeno, dx 7/2010. SRS then chemo carbo/alimta 4x. NED as of 10/2011.
Local recurrence, surgery to remove LRL 8/29/13. 5.2cm involved pleura. Chemo carbo/alimta x3. NED

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