I suspect there isn’t anyone in the country who hasn’t seen one Cancer Treatment Centers many TV commercials, hell they must have an advertising budget rivaled only by GM. They all pretty much follow the same plot, the speaker has received a potentially fatal diagnosis, they found their doctor to be insensitive and turned to Cancer Treatment Centers for hope and a cure. Naturally they found both at CTC . Ever notice how they never cite any data in their commercials to back up their implied claim that they offer a better success rate in the treatment of cancer, there are none. I spent several hours searching Google to see if I could find any data to back their implied claim, I couldn’t, they don’t exist. You can be sure if they did exist CTC would be plastering the air waves with them.
What I did find as I searched the web, many very sad stories of people looking for help with their illness because CTC would not accept them for treatment because they lacked the insurance and resources to go to CTC. I also found more than a few stories of people who had exhausted their insurance benefits and suddenly found the caring people of CTC to be not so caring anymore, big surprise! Yes I found stories of people who were more than satisfied with the care they received at CTC but nothing to indicate they would not have fared just as well at their nearest major medical center. Look I get it, I’ve sat on the other side of a doctor’s desk as he read through my chart and explained to me that I had a possibly fatal disease. I can easily recall the feeling of my finger nails digging into the arms of the chair as my doctor explained the process of being evaluated for liver transplantation,. The horror of spending a year on chemo with months and months of no good news, nothing is harder than having a possibly fatal illness. I also understand that I’m lucky, I live in a city that probably has the greatest number of major medical centers anyplace in the world. That being said there is no reason what so ever for people to be bankrupting themselves to seek care at Cancer Treatment Centers.
If you need any further proof of just what CTC is about consider the fact that Richard J. Stephonson the founder and chairman of CTC is also on the board of Dick Armey’s Freedom Works. Need I say more?