Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Rules must be obeyed: When socialized medicine sets the rules

Woman, 26, who was 'too young' to be given a smear test dies from cervical cancer

  • Becky Ryder visited her GP in 2010 aged 24 after bleeding abnormally 

  • But doctor refused request for smear test because she was under 25
  • Eventually diagnosed with harmless cervical erosion and given treatment
  • But bleeding returned so she visited another doctor who raised concerns
  • After biopsy, Becky was diagnosed with cervical cancer in March 2011
  • Despite chemotherapy and radiotherapy, she died February this year

Before Obamacare the US rate of survival for cancers is much superior to those of any socialized medicine practicing country. After Obamacare, we'll see.

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