06 Apr '11, 2am

[TOC] Why are cancer treatments not subsidized by government owned hospitals?

The treatment for cancer is really really expensive. Recently, I have been diagnosed with prostate cancer too. After going through my financial assessment, I decided that I will not opt for treatment. Reason is simply because the charges on the chemotherapy and related tests such as blood tests, MRI scanning, CT scanning, etcs are going to cost me a bomb. All I get for spending such a huge amount of money may just prolong my life for another 1 or 2 years. The end result is the same – death. But if I were to opt for treatment my family will get into financial debt. Whatever for? In Singapore, it is cheaper to die than to go for medical treatment. To die you just need a coffin. It is sad but the truth. You will never know how expensive medical care is in Singapore until it hits you. Forget about the 3M – medisave, medisheild and medifund. You are only allow to use $600 from ...

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/04/why-are-cancer-treatm...

Tweets

TODAYonline | World | Estrogen lowers heart, br...

todayonline.com 06 Apr '11, 9pm

NEW YORK - A government study has found that years after using estrogen-only therapy, certain women had a markedly reduced...

New non-invasive treatment for prostate cancer

New non-invasive treatment for prostate cancer

channelnewsasia.com 29 Mar '11, 10am

SINGAPORE: A new non-invasive treatment option for prostate cancer has been developed that minimises the side effects and ...

New ultrasonic treatment for prostate cancer

straitstimes.com 29 Mar '11, 1pm

DOCTORS in Singapore have come up with a new treatment for prostate cancer that does not involve surgery or radiation ther...

Live outside the US? Tell us what you think! US government may shutdown due to lack of funding

Live outside the US? Tell us what you think! US...

channelnewsasia.com 08 Apr '11, 1pm

WASHINGTON : The clock was ticking on Friday for Republicans and Democrats to come up with a deal to avert a government sh...

Weight affects smokers' breast cancer risk?: OR...

todayonline.com 04 Apr '11, 9pm

ORLANDO (Florida) - Smoking raises the risk of breast cancer for healthy-weight and overweight women but not for those who...

Singaporeans to get letters on Budget goodies

todayonline.com 06 Apr '11, 8am

From yesterday, about 2.5 million Singaporeans started receiving letters from the Government informing them of the amount ...