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I know there is a thread re Oncotype DX testing but yesterday I read an article in the Daily Mail which gave you the possible costs of one session of chemo and the cost of the Oncotype DX test. Having read the article I was so incensed by the stupidity of the NHS.<BR />
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One session of chemo could cost up to £3,000. If the average number of sessions is six then the total cost of chemo could be as much as £18,000. One Oncotype DX test which can determine if chemo is needed costs around £2,400. Not only could this give the money orientated NHS a potential saving of £15,600 but also, and more importantly, reduce the need for the devastating effects of chemo.<BR />
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Why does this so called caring organisation not know how to do simple arithmetic?<BR />
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One very angry Scaredy CatWed, 01 May 2013 14:16:34 GMTScaredy_Cat2013-05-01T14:16:34ZNHS Funding (Are they really so bad at arithmetic)
https://forum.breastcancernow.org/t5/Public-Archive/NHS-Funding-Are-they-really-so-bad-at-arithmetic/m-p/732941#M216787
I know there is a thread re Oncotype DX testing but yesterday I read an article in the Daily Mail which gave you the possible costs of one session of chemo and the cost of the Oncotype DX test. Having read the article I was so incensed by the stupidity of the NHS.<BR />
<BR />
One session of chemo could cost up to £3,000. If the average number of sessions is six then the total cost of chemo could be as much as £18,000. One Oncotype DX test which can determine if chemo is needed costs around £2,400. Not only could this give the money orientated NHS a potential saving of £15,600 but also, and more importantly, reduce the need for the devastating effects of chemo.<BR />
<BR />
Why does this so called caring organisation not know how to do simple arithmetic?<BR />
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One very angry Scaredy CatWed, 01 May 2013 14:16:34 GMThttps://forum.breastcancernow.org/t5/Public-Archive/NHS-Funding-Are-they-really-so-bad-at-arithmetic/m-p/732941#M216787Scaredy_Cat2013-05-01T14:16:34ZRe: NHS Funding (Are they really so bad at arithmetic)
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I read this article too and showed it to My breast care Nurse, apparently NICE are looking at it now so fingers crossed things will change.Wed, 22 May 2013 21:19:25 GMThttps://forum.breastcancernow.org/t5/Public-Archive/NHS-Funding-Are-they-really-so-bad-at-arithmetic/m-p/732942#M216788katzygirl2013-05-22T21:19:25Z