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  • When you're over 80, all screening is stopped, and even diagnosed cancer is often left untreated because "you'll die of something else anyway." Gotta love American health care.
    • Linda Joy
      Or you may not be strong enough to survive the treatment. In any case its something to look forward to! Not having to have those exams anymore.
  • My doctor said something about how they don't treat certain things once you are over 60 years old, even if you ask. I guess the insurance companies figure that you are no longer worth keeping alive beyond a certain age.
    • Linda Joy
      I'm a strong supporter of statistics. Especially in this case. I watched my mother die of cancer and I don't want to go through that. I won't put my son through it. And I think VOLUNTARY euthanasia should be a legal option. It would save a lot of money and misery. But it should also be an option for those not ready to go to fight it, regardless of age, but I understand the insurance companies having to go with the statistics. People are living longer these days, though so guidelines may change.

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