‘Ottawa’ Mayor Looks to Germany for Cancer Care
What the Hec?
Things did not go well for Trent Hills Mayor Hector Macmillan during his meeting with OHIP officials on Friday.
He was hoping new medical diagnoses from two doctors would change some minds and let him obtain life-saving Nanoknife surgery for his pancreatic cancer.
In fact, things got worse, he said.
“They decided they don’t trust the doctors who feel my cancer is no longer at Stage 4, which would make me eligible for funding to go to Louisville, Ky., for surgery,” he said. “They want more tests as proof (and) that would take months to complete.”
Months he does not have.
“I have got to take care of me now,” he said.
He’s washing his hands of Ontario’s health-care system for now.
“They don’t seem to want to help me,” said Macmillan. “I have had to make some decisions.”