Olmert’s cancer causes a fuss in Israel


It appears that former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert has caused a stir by going outside the country for further consultation on treatment for his prostate cancer. He seems to have been on some form of active surveillance protocol since his original diagnosis in 2007.

Two articles in yesterday’s Jerusalem Post address this topic. One of the articles comes complete with all the justifications for why Mr. Olmert didn’t need to go to New York because perfectly good quality treatment is available in Israel.

It was not clear, as of this morning, exactly where Mr. Olmert was going for this consultation. However, according to the second article he was apparently scheduled to fly to New York today, and he has previously consulted with physicians at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

It appears to be a “slow news week” as far as prostate cancer is concerned!

One Response

  1. The PM looks worried. He probably is going to try to sign-up for their focal cryo clinical trial. He can’t get that in Israel. The follow-up protocols would give him an excuse to go back.

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