Mayhaps your response contains a tad of malice??
Do U think my postings (or yours) will change the medical protocols of
many, if any of the viewers??
I care about your intestinal health whether you care about mine or not.
Good luck with your colonoscopy. In your situation (family history) its obviously
I wasn't posting my knowledge of the
intestinal con-game as a private medical recommendation for you.
I was posting it for the 300 million ppl +patients in the USA that DO NOT
have a family history of intestinal cancer.
Also, for the same group of ppl in the USA who blow billions on needless exams.
Do what you want, of course. No insult was intended.
Let me quote from Consumer's Report (I suggest that the consumer mag is
not biased against consumer health):
"Many common medical tests and treatments are unnecessary
Learn when to say ‘Whoa!’ to your doctor
Consumer Reports magazine: June 2012
Doctors often order tests and recommend drugs or procedures when they shouldn’t—sometimes even when they know they shouldn’t. In fact, nearly half of primary-care physicians say their own patients get too much medical care, according to a survey published in 2011 by researchers at Dartmouth College. And the Congressional Budget Office says that up to 30 percent of the health care in the U.S. is unnecessary.
All that unneeded care can be hazardous to your health—and your wallet. For example, X-rays and CT scans expose you to potentially cancer-causing radiation, and can lead to follow-up tests and treatment with additional risks. And the costs can be substantial. A 2011 study found that the price tag for 12 commonly overused tests, such as annual electrocardiograms (EKGs) for heart disease and imaging tests for lower-back pain, was about $6.8 billion.
The problem has become so serious that such groups as the American College of Physicians, the ABIM Foundation, the National Physicians Alliance, and a coalition of medical societies in a project called Choosing Wisely have compiled lists of tests and treatment doctors themselves say are done too often. Below are our top five examples culled from those lists. (For more information, read Choosing Wisely: How to avoid unnecessary tests and treatments.)" [end of quotation]
Despite admissions by Big Med organizatinos,
pl will continue to go into the doc's office and do whatever the doc tells them.
The doc may say: get a super expensive PET scan, an MRI scan, a endoscopy, Xrays,
and on, and on, and on and on.
I have a doctorate. I don't know what your background is.
My brother is a physician & thus a beneficiary of Big Med.
I have no jealous motive to deny him the life of luxury enjoyed by
most USA physicians.
I assure you that I take no perverse pleasure in seeing ppl die from cancer. Nor
do I take pleasure in seeing ppl getting ripped off by big Medicine.
What would be my motive for preferring that ppl use a less expensive, equally, and
perhaps, more, effective method of diagnosing cancer???
Could it be that, as a Christian, I am motivated by the greater good of society?
Could it be that I don't desire that USA society continue to get be ripped off?
The USA has the most expensive health care system in the world but the health
of USA society is far below that of many countries. And how about the poor and
indigent in the USA who cannot afford the super expensive tests?