(*4*) woman with Stage 4 colon cancer has life-saving surgery postponed indefinitely
How is this women’s surgery being deemed “non urgent”.
Colon cancer is what took my mother…
It’s a horrible way to go. I hate this. I feel for her 🙁
Something like this happened to my brother in law’s mother. She was diagnosed with cancer middle of last year, they told her they caught it early enough on to where they strongly believe she can beat cancer. She started treatment and got a bit worse, goes in and gets told they needed to do surgery to remove a cancerous mass.
The surgery kept getting pushed back and cancelled, her health rapidly deteriorated to the now, where she is likely to pass away any day now.
This angers me to no end, a death sentence. We need to prioritize.
Why are we giving covid patients absolute top priority over everything else? I cannot understand the rationale behind these decisions.
Someone’s going to end up legitimately pulling a John Q
What the ever loving fuck.
One of my friends has kidney cancer. She was diagnosed 18 months ago. They keep cancelling her surgery. She has a young child to raise. Fuck. It was treatable and beatable 18 months ago. I don’t know about now. She wont talk qbout it it makes her cry. She is scared for her teen daughter. Fuck.
Why can we have two quotas? 25% beds or earmarked hospitals reserved for scheduled surgeries and rest can be taken by COVID? I mean other people have to live as well, giving all beds to COVID seems silly to me.
Who decided that everyone without covid dies of treatable conditions? I don’t agree with that decision. How can we change this?
Stage 4 cancer not considered urgent blows my mind. Heartbreaking and horrible how many people’s health will be made much worse by the cancellation of their procedures. Here in BC, a 5 year old girl has already lost 1 kidney due to a disease and her surgery that could save her last kidney has been cancelled. Ridiculous.
I thought the point was to delay non essential surgeries. This seems pretty essential to me
They found a tumor on my cervix and I have been waiting for months so far to have a biopsy done in the operating room. Hopefully it isn’t cancer!
Downvote me all you want, but letting younger people die of treatable disease or condition (cancer) while some 75years old+ people are kept on life support is not proper triage.
What a wird time to be alive
Continue with her life saving surgery you lunatics. Why in the hell would you freeze this sort of surgery for even a month? Bogus.
I’m Canadian and wtf. I know how Healthcare system is overloaded but at this point we should help people like this. If our hospital beds are full of covid patients treat the ones that got vaxxed. Our beds are filling with the unvaxxed, they choose their fate
What doesn’t make sense to me; the staff/department that handles cancer surgery shares with the covid patients? Or is purely based on increased bed capacity? Why are they using the surgery beds for covid patients? Wtf are they doing? Put some makeshift stuff for the covid patients like the US did instead of infringing on the other departments capacity
Is this a joke? Priority should be those who will die with 100% certainty without operation.
My wife needs surgery that has a 24 month minimum wait. Our health care did in fact fall apart under covid.
After what’s happened with our hospitals during covid, I don’t think we can be bragging about our great universal healthcare in Canada anymore. Poor funding and mismanagement by the federal and provincial governments has made our system a bloated joke. How many people have or will die because of delays in diagnosis, treatments or surgeries.
I’m sorry but imagine watching the rest of the world and the cdc slowly stop giving a fuck about Covid, and yet you still cannot get your LIFESAVING SURGERY?!
Is this norm around the world or just in Canada?
If you go to Greece, Italy, Romania, Russia, Japan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, is this what’s going on there? Are cancer surgeries postponed because of Covid?
If not, maybe this is the failure of Canadian Healthcare system.
Why is covid more urgent than cancer ?
How to have our voices heard other than protesting like the unvaccinated…
Our leaders literally have blood on their hands and still shifting blame to others
I doctor in AUS straight up refused to let anymore COVID patient into the ICU because it would mean throwing cancer patient to the wolves.
My close family friend, who is really more of a cousin to me than a friend, was diagnosed with a brain tumour in September of last year. We are so glad they found it before Covid got really bad in our area, the surgery was 5 days after they found it. I can only imagine what might’ve happened if they found it a few months later. He only had to deal with chemo treatments getting pushed back. Covid patients should not get priority if they did not get vaccinated without a legitimate reason. It’s really sickening to me that live saving treatment is getting pushed back for something that is easily avoidable