Thursday, November 8, 2007

Giuliani's numbers on prostate cancer

"My chance of surviving prostate cancer — and thank God I was cured of it — in the United States? Eighty-two percent," says Rudy Giuliani in a new radio ad. "My chances of surviving prostate cancer in England? Only 44%, under socialized medicine."

Rudy Giuliani has taken a lot of heat for saying that he would rather have American health care than British health care because he has a much better prognosis of living in America with prostate cancer than if he lived in England. He has been ridiculed for the statistics he used.

In Tuesday's (Nov. 6) Investors Business Daily Op-Ed, David Gratzer (an advisor to Mr. Giuliani) provided all the statistics and the sources necessary.

While we do not endorse Mr. Giuliani or any candidate, it is good to see that sometimes politicians can get their facts straight. And it is even better to see that these facts are being made public.