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  •  CTCA in the Chicago area (7+ / 0-)

    I can't see why CTCA is able to survive in the Chicago area. I've seen the ads -they look very comforting and inspiring.  I knew that they were for profit, and that a right-winger owned the group.  I didn't realize that this guy was a FreedomWorks sugar daddy.

    This city has multiple world class hospitals with some of the best cancer docs in the US.  Both my mom and wife have been patients of 2 of these hospitals here, with very good results. I would NEVER head to CTCA -Loyola and Rush would be my first choices for most cancers.  There are a bunch of other hospitals specializing in one or two cancers, and I'd check with my doc to  see what he knew, and if he'd refer a family member to one of these places.  The two I mentioned above would be my starting point for any treatment options.

    •  They are in Zion--a high-poverty area. No doubt (2+ / 0-)
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      wishingwell, peptabysmal

      their doors are closed to anyone who lives around the corner.

      If the plutocrats begin the program, we will end it. -- Eugene Debs.

      by livjack on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 07:10:19 AM PST

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    •  Several good hospitals and networks in Chicago (0+ / 0-)

      I work for one of them.  When CTCA comes up, there is a moment of silent cringing. We all know their ads.  Sometimes we see patients who came to us after CTCA.  I didn't know about CTCA's political ties but it makes sense.  

      Hope sells.  

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