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Letter: Pets can access treatment faster than people

To the editor:

I wish I was a dog.

If I was a dog and my blood test showed I had cancer I could go to a vet and have a biopsy within a couple of days, for a fee of a about $200.

I am a man and doctors have told me I have cancer but I had to wait two months to get a biopsy. Likely, I will have to wait another month or two to receive treatments for my cancer.

Strangely, I can purchase cigarettes and alcohol with my own money but I cannot legally purchase health care services in Canada because it is against the law to do so.

If I was permitted to pay and receive a biopsy I would shorten the waiting list for others needing a biopsy.

I wonder what is happening in Canada with our elected leaders. Do they have any common sense?

Joseph Byciuk,

Kelowna

 

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