Congressman Roy Blunt joined other Republican cancer survivors Tuesday in Washington to warn that a government run health care plan could increase cancer mortality rates.
"So if you want a system that ensures your chances are less than even of surviving renal cancer, or are significantly reduced surviving prostate cancer -- a government run system in all throughout Europe produces those lower survival rates for cancer," said Blunt.
Notes that in the U.S., the renal cancer survivor rate is about 68%, compared to just 48% in Great Britain.
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Blunt is a survivor of renal and prostate cancer. His doctor detected his renal cancer in 2002 during a routine physical. As a result, Blunt had a softball-sized tumor and his left kidney removed.
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