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Presidential candidate John Kerry in robust health say the senator's doctors
News.Com.AU ^ | October 3, 2004 | staff writer

Posted on 10/03/2004 11:21:47 AM PDT by yankeedame

Democrat Kerry 'in top health'

From correspondents in New York
October 3, 2004

DEMOCRATIC presidential candidate John Kerry is in robust health, despite a cancer operation last year and a hectic campaign schedule, The New York Times reported today after interviewing the senator's doctors.

Regular blood tests checking for a recurrence of prostate cancer have been clean, doctors said.

Mr Kerry, whose father died of prostate cancer at age 85, had his prostate gland entirely removed in February 2003 after detection of early-stage cancer.

His doctors say he is cured.

If Mr Kerry had a recurrence, "he would be astonished, and so would I," said Dr Patrick Walsh, who performed the operation.

A review of X-rays by Mr Kerry's personal physician confirm that he has two pieces of metal shrapnel deep in his left thigh, one the size of a bullet and another a bit smaller. Mr Kerry, who has been accused of exaggerating his injuries in the Vietnam war, was treated for shrapnel wounds in 1969.

Mr Kerry, 60, has had five surgeries for sports-related injuries, the most recent in March to repair an old biking injury aggravated during the campaign.

Mr Kerry's personal physician said he might prescribe a cholesterol-lowering drug after the election, but meanwhile urged the candidate to eat peanut butter sandwiches and ice cream to make up for meals missed while campaigning.

"To hell with the cholesterol," Doctor Gerald Doyle was quoted as saying. "You can't have a gaunt-looking person running for president because people will draw conclusions that are erroneous."

Mr Kerry stands 1.95 metres tall and his normal weight is 83.9kg.

He takes no medications on a regular basis and has never been in trouble with the law for alcohol or drug abuse, the report said.

Doctors said Mr Kerry had instructed them not to withhold anything from his medical records, as past US presidents and candidates have sometimes done.

Agence France-Presse


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: kerry; kerryhealth

1 posted on 10/03/2004 11:21:48 AM PDT by yankeedame
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To: yankeedame

All the medical records, JFKerry.... PLEASE!


2 posted on 10/03/2004 11:23:42 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: yankeedame
"John Kerry in Robust Health"

And flexible too.

3 posted on 10/03/2004 11:24:29 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: yankeedame

Please examine close-ups of Kerry's ears. Does he have a crease above the earlobe?

This is a potential sign of a heart problem, and is widely seen in older people.


4 posted on 10/03/2004 11:24:34 AM PDT by Tax Government (Stop Freeploading. Become a monthly contributor to FR.)
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To: yankeedame
DEMOCRATIC presidential candidate John Kerry is in robust health.

But what about his mental health? He lies about so many things I can only think he's unhinged.

5 posted on 10/03/2004 11:25:19 AM PDT by Peach (The Clinton's pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: yankeedame
He takes no medications on a regular basis and has never been in trouble with the law for alcohol or drug abuse, the report said

What the hey is that all about. Sounds very suspicious to me. I just wonder why a doctor would add that remark.

6 posted on 10/03/2004 11:25:43 AM PDT by sarasotarepublican
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To: yankeedame


Without his makeup on, he must look like death warmed over.


7 posted on 10/03/2004 11:26:25 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: yankeedame

this is such a "puff" piece....oh and lets say "AND THE SHRAPEL IN HIS THIGH" that he got while being a HERO IN vietnammmmmmmmmmmmm


8 posted on 10/03/2004 11:28:23 AM PDT by ArmyBratCutie ("Four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:soap, ballot, jury, ammo in this order!")
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To: yankeedame

Prostatectomy doesn't "cure" prostate cancer any more than a mastectomy cures breast cancer. It's a systemic disease.


9 posted on 10/03/2004 11:28:42 AM PDT by Innisfree
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To: yankeedame

He also denied health problems just before he underwent prostate surgery.


10 posted on 10/03/2004 11:33:34 AM PDT by the Real fifi
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To: yankeedame
This is like answering a question before it's asked.

When you have to release a statement saying you are in robust health and then you don't have any medical records to back it up, Must mean you have something to hide.

I'm not being conspiratorial about anything bad about his health. I'm betting that it would show that his claims of retained shrapnel are bogus.
11 posted on 10/03/2004 11:35:13 AM PDT by TASMANIANRED (What did Kerry know and when did he know it?)
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To: yankeedame

TeRayZa makes sure he gets his magic ketchup every day.


12 posted on 10/03/2004 11:35:24 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: yankeedame
Mr Kerry stands 1.95 metres tall and his normal weight is 83.9kg. ... Agence France-Presse

Don't you just love it. meters, kilograms, and the Froggie Press!

13 posted on 10/03/2004 11:35:28 AM PDT by Lunkhead_01
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To: yankeedame
his doctor "urged the candidate to eat peanut butter sandwiches and ice cream" to make up for missed meals while campaigning....LOL....typical doctor.....maybe he's a Republican?
14 posted on 10/03/2004 11:35:48 AM PDT by goodnesswins (Main Stream Media == PRAVDA)
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To: yankeedame

What??????..No mention of his riced-filled ass injury from his 2 tours in Viet Nam!!!


15 posted on 10/03/2004 11:37:37 AM PDT by M-cubed
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To: yankeedame
Mr Kerry, whose father died of prostate cancer at age 85, had his prostate gland entirely removed in February 2003 after detection of early-stage cancer.

Yes, Mr. Kerry is doubly cured. He is absolutely cured of prostate cancer. If he had his prostate completely removed, he has no chance of prostate cancer recurring. He also has not chance (but that might not be the right word) of having to gnaw off his right arm after awakening in bed. What was the name of his rock group again? The LimpJohns? lol.

16 posted on 10/03/2004 11:39:18 AM PDT by Lunkhead_01
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To: billorites
Step One:
Bend over and prepare to grab ankles.

Step Two:
Rotate and Insert:

17 posted on 10/03/2004 11:48:55 AM PDT by RightOnTheLeftCoast (You're it)
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To: yankeedame
Despite this, IMHO, sKerry has a serious medical condition we aren't aware of. He just doesn't look well.

Since he's a veteran (and I use that term lightly with sKerry), perhaps he'd submit to an independent physical at Walter Reed and then release all the results.

18 posted on 10/03/2004 11:52:52 AM PDT by upchuck (Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.)
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To: Innisfree
Prostatectomy doesn't "cure" prostate cancer any more than a mastectomy cures breast cancer. It's a systemic disease.

Not necessarily. It's not unusual these days with PSA testing to pick up prostate cancer before it has spread beyond the prostatic capsule. I wish I knew what Kerry's PSA is now as it should be undetectable if what he says is true.

19 posted on 10/03/2004 11:53:28 AM PDT by Randjuke
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To: yankeedame

Lookin' good, John. BTW, what's that on your cheek?

20 posted on 10/03/2004 11:58:59 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Heinz-Kerry: "The common man doesn't look at me as some rich witch.")
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To: yankeedame
Mr Kerry, 60, has had five surgeries for sports-related injuries, the most recent in March to repair an old biking injury aggravated during the campaign.

It sounds as if sKerry were his own worst enemy. But we already knew that.

His doctors say he is cured.

I think it is remarkable that a doctor would say this after one year. I thought they liked to reserve opinion on cancers for five years.

All in all, I suspect this is a memo written up by the DNC or Dan Rather. Highly suspicous.

21 posted on 10/03/2004 12:04:53 PM PDT by Ruth A.
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To: ArmyBratCutie
I would think shrapnel of the size and depth described would have resulted in a wound that would have required more than a band-aid. Perhaps stitches and a minimum of lost time. Could be wrong, but color me skeptical.
22 posted on 10/03/2004 12:07:03 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: yankeedame

All his physical attributes. How about his mental health?


23 posted on 10/03/2004 12:07:05 PM PDT by chainsaw (Vote American - Vote for BUSH)
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To: Innisfree
Prostatectomy doesn't "cure" prostate cancer any more than a mastectomy cures breast cancer. It's a systemic disease.

I'm sorry...but that's just ignorant.

24 posted on 10/03/2004 12:07:34 PM PDT by paulat
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To: yankeedame

I guess that Kerry has finally become impotent.


25 posted on 10/03/2004 12:18:54 PM PDT by BIGZ
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To: yankeedame

26 posted on 10/03/2004 12:27:44 PM PDT by binger
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To: gov_bean_ counter

IF it were really that, dont you think, as vain as Kerry is, he would have had it out by now....I sure do.....


27 posted on 10/03/2004 12:38:09 PM PDT by ArmyBratCutie ("Four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:soap, ballot, jury, ammo in this order!")
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To: sarasotarepublican

i think you know why the dr. mentioned that.


28 posted on 10/03/2004 12:38:51 PM PDT by contessa machiaveli
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To: Randjuke

Catching it in the early stages is certainly favorable but it does not "cure" his disease. The ailing prostate is merely a symptom of an underlying condition.


29 posted on 10/03/2004 1:45:04 PM PDT by Innisfree
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To: paulat

Then please do enlighten me. You believe he has been cured? Cancer is a systemic disease process with local manifestations. Surgery prevents an outbreak from spreading but it cannot cure the persistent weakness in his immune system. Mr. Kerry can do well if he takes the proper steps to treat his condition. A harrowing and physically exhausting bid for the presidency is not indicated.


30 posted on 10/03/2004 1:52:22 PM PDT by Innisfree
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To: Innisfree
Then please do enlighten me. You believe he has been cured? Cancer is a systemic disease process with local manifestations. Surgery prevents an outbreak from spreading but it cannot cure the persistent weakness in his immune system. Mr. Kerry can do well if he takes the proper steps to treat his condition. A harrowing and physically exhausting bid for the presidency is not indicated.

I am a breast cancer survivor. I got it at age 26. I am now almost 49. You are toally ignorant. Ask Rudy Giuliani if he considers himself "cured."

People with your backward ideas are a cancer.

31 posted on 10/03/2004 2:46:58 PM PDT by paulat
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To: Innisfree
Then please do enlighten me. You believe he has been cured? Cancer is a systemic disease process with local manifestations. Surgery prevents an outbreak from spreading but it cannot cure the persistent weakness in his immune system. Mr. Kerry can do well if he takes the proper steps to treat his condition. A harrowing and physically exhausting bid for the presidency is not indicated.

I am a breast cancer survivor. I got it at age 26. I am now almost 49. You are toally ignorant. Ask Rudy Giuliani if he considers himself "cured."

People with your backward ideas are a cancer.

32 posted on 10/03/2004 2:48:18 PM PDT by paulat
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