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Wed 14th April 2010

Cure for prostate cancer F77

Filed under: General — Vman @ 6:37 pm

I have only just found out about the F77 cure for prostate cancer.

Has this been widely reported?

Is NZ allocating funds to speed this into clinical trials stage?
Surely a cure for cancer as promising as this would have government funding pouring into it? Oh wait this cancer only affects males.

4 Responses to “Cure for prostate cancer F77”

  1. Roger says:

    I worked for a PHO and was astounded at how little men are thought of by the very people that are supposed to be there for the health of all people. In a casual discussion with a colleague about the issue concerning Prostate cancer a female Health Promotion Officer happened to overhear our conversation. She said something along the lines that funding for screening for prostate cancer was a waste of money and that it was better spent on breast cancer research. Our shocked look lead her to justify her statement as she went on to say, most men that get prostrate cancer are in their old age. They’ve had a good life to make it that far and will only die of something else where breast cancer affects women of all ages. Clearly this is the mentality that rattles around in the halls of the health sector who advise the government. I’m not surprised that they are reluctant to fund anything to do with finding a cure, let alone a more tolerable diagnostic method!

  2. Hans Laven says:

    Yes, however, I agree that general screening for prostate cancer is unjustified due to the poor reliability of screening tests, the high false positive rate, the damage caused by known attempts to check the diagnosis, and (as a minor point) the age range of those who mainly get prostate cancer (though I understand that there has been an increasing rate of it among younger men). Nevertheless, there is still a lot that can be done. For example, national campaigns to teach men about early warning signs, and free assessments for people who present with early symptoms.

  3. gwallan says:

    Esther Vilar wrote in 1974 that mens’ welfare should never be placed in the hands of women.

    That warning has, unfortunately, never been heeded.

  4. Skeptik says:

    I agree with you Hans.
    There’s another thing that gets up my nose too.
    Feminists can and often do argue that men shouldn’t get funding for screening that only shows up allot of false positives.
    What they CONVENIENTLY overlook is that women get a vastly disproportionate slice of the health-care budget. that’s happening across western nations where MORE MONEY COULD BE PUT INTO RESEARCHING FOR TREATMENTS TO PREVENT AND CURE PROSTRATE CANCER.
    Is that going to happen under our current chivalric-feminist oligarchy. Nope. Not any time soon.
    Men are clearly viewed as disposable too often by too many people for the fair and decent thing to happen.

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