The government claims over 100 Americans die each day needlessly. This is not because the treatments are unknown or unavailable but because the patient fails to receive state-of-the-art treatment.
The government has assembled every treatment for every type of cancer from all cancer centers in the United States and numerous foreign countries in on a computer called PDQ. It is completely updated monthly so the very latest knowledge is constantly available. There are literally hundreds of types and stages of cancer, many with multiple options of treatments. There is no possible way any single individual could know the very latest and best treatment options for every type of cancer.
The R. A. Bloch Cancer Foundation will access this enormous and wonderful resource and give a print out of the latest information to take to discuss with their physician. This treatment information is also readily available on the Internet at CANCER.GOV or 1-800-4-CANCER. The Foundation’s continuing role is to aid the increased use of PDQ and maximize its value.
The R. A. Bloch International Cancer Information Center in Bethesda, Maryland houses PDQ. The building was named by the government in honor of Richard and Annette Bloch and the work they’ve done to help the next person diagnosed with cancer.
Visit the PDQ database: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/alphalist/a-d