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Old 12-09-2013, 09:18 AM   #2
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Re: Cancer Drug Costs

I've enthusiastically mentioned drug approvals to my oncologists and his opinion: its too expensive - that is shocking and scaring. But I agreed with the point of cost for extending life a few months with the serious side effects that significantly diminish quality of life.

I wonder about CLL - the functional test approval doubled the lifespan and added another year. Plus a new drug approval, but I don't know the cost.

I look forward to seeing the next big thing for our cancer - but is 'the cure' only for the very rich & the very poor. The rest of us could be out of luck.
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