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  •  The most influential one, American Cancer Society (1+ / 0-)
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    is funded and controlled by pharma companies and physicians who receive money from them.

    It's harder than you realize to run a successful cancer advocacy group that doesn't take corporate money and compete with those who do.

    There are good groups out there, they're just underfunded.

    "If you can't take their money, eat their food, drink their booze and then vote against them, you have no business being up there."

    by Betty Pinson on Sat May 04, 2013 at 10:42:50 AM PDT

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    •  some pharma companies (0+ / 0-)

      including some that provide chemo therapy drugs that make radiation treatments more effective but cost thousands of dollars, provide grants so that poor cancer patients without insurance or medicare can get the treatments they need to survive.

      I know that cause my wife is in that situation. She was diagnosed just a few months before her 65th birthday which was today. The rest of her treatment will be paid for by medicare and medicaid.

      Live Free or Die --- Investigate, Incarcerate

      by rktect on Sat May 04, 2013 at 01:39:31 PM PDT

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