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FOX News Alert: Fred Thompson announces he has Lymphoma ( he is in remission )
Fox News | 04/11/2007

Posted on 04/11/2007 6:27:06 AM PDT by tsmith130

Damn! Will be on Fox today with Neil Cavuto.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: electionpresident; fredthompson; justdamn; lymphoma; prayers; thompson
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To: devane617

My mother died of lymphoma, but this was 30 years ago. I understand it is very treatable if caught early.

Prayers up for the Thompsons.


101 posted on 04/11/2007 6:44:25 AM PDT by umgud
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To: Alex Murphy
Probably why he’s been hesitant to jump into the Prez candidacy ring.

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It may well be. Prayers for Fred and his family.

102 posted on 04/11/2007 6:44:35 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: ShandaLear

From your lips to God’s ear ...


103 posted on 04/11/2007 6:46:19 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: arbee4bush
Correct. And if reports are true that his wife is encouraging him to run, then I'm betting his health is not an issue.

That said, prayers sent for Fred! Still hoping he throws his hat into the ring.

104 posted on 04/11/2007 6:46:29 AM PDT by rintense (I'm 4 Thompson!)
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To: traderrob6
He was diagnosed three years back and it is in remission

I didn't know that .. thank you for the info

105 posted on 04/11/2007 6:46:34 AM PDT by Mo1 ( http://www.gohunter08.com)
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To: STARWISE
I’m wondering why he wanted to get it out there until he’s going to be announcing his candidacy soon.

To beat another candidates camp to the punch. Better if it comes from him than some obscure "leaker".

106 posted on 04/11/2007 6:47:06 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( Who is the Democrat's George Galloway?)
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To: ShandaLear; SE Mom; Txsleuth; Mo1; onyx; Howlin; Peach; jellybean; All
It’s in remission. Seems he’s getting this announcement out of the way as part of his decision on whether he will run for President.

Seems like this announcement is part of "the plan" ..get any controversial news out now, since he has apparently gotten treatment for the last three years, and is apparently "in remission."

God bless you, Fred.


107 posted on 04/11/2007 6:47:25 AM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: HoustonTech

Same here...prayers for this wonderful man.

His family needs him...
His friends need him...
His country REALLY needs him...


108 posted on 04/11/2007 6:47:30 AM PDT by kimmie7 (Liberals embrace the sin......Christians embrace the sinner.)
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To: STARWISE

I think Fred is being proactive with this. Better to reveal this now than have the media (or a potential competitor) reveal it for him.


109 posted on 04/11/2007 6:48:16 AM PDT by rintense (I'm 4 Thompson!)
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To: dirtboy

That is good news. All I heard was the breaking news on the radio. So if he’s known about it for 3 years, and still expressed his interest in running with that knowledge, then nothing has changed in that respect.

As much as I want to see him run for President, I do not want him to do it at the expense of his health.


110 posted on 04/11/2007 6:48:34 AM PDT by Tatze (I'm in a state of taglinelessness!)
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To: jellybean

Bad news!


111 posted on 04/11/2007 6:48:43 AM PDT by stockpirate (A nation that does not honor it warriors will be defeated by a nation that does.)
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To: tsmith130
Damn.

I guess it's Mitt for me.

Prayers for him.

112 posted on 04/11/2007 6:48:44 AM PDT by NucSubs (Rudy Giuliani 2008! Our liberal democrat is better than theirs!)
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To: HoustonTech

So do I. The anti-Fredders would have loved to drop this “bombshell”. He may just be heading them off at the pass. Like you said, he had known for some time when he expressed interest. Wish him well whatever he does.


113 posted on 04/11/2007 6:48:46 AM PDT by Sue Perkick (...what I was born to do, don't have to think it through.....)
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To: Sue Perkick

Wonder what the DUmp will have to say about this one....


114 posted on 04/11/2007 6:49:47 AM PDT by kimmie7 (Liberals embrace the sin......Christians embrace the sinner.)
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To: rintense
WOW, great minds...

See #106 :)

115 posted on 04/11/2007 6:49:53 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( Who is the Democrat's George Galloway?)
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To: umgud

It depends on the type I guess. Jackie Onassis died very quickly from lymphoma, but others do well. One can assume from the fact that Fred was diagnosed three years ago, if that’s true, that he’s doing fine, and living with it.


116 posted on 04/11/2007 6:49:59 AM PDT by veronica
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To: Sue Perkick

This announcement merely takes some of the thunder away. The anti-Freds will still tout this as a major reason to vote for someone else.


117 posted on 04/11/2007 6:50:21 AM PDT by Teacher317 (Are you familiar with the writings of Shan Yu?)
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To: tsmith130

Prayers up!

Did he give any details? Prognosis? Etc?


118 posted on 04/11/2007 6:50:47 AM PDT by RockinRight (Support FREDeralism. Fred Thompson in 2008!)
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To: beaversmom
I went there and found that Hodgkins lymphoma was one of the first cancers to be rendered curable by combination chemotherapy.

This explains, probably, why he has not announced.
119 posted on 04/11/2007 6:50:51 AM PDT by no dems (To: Our GOP Prez, Congress of big-spenders, crooks, and pedophiles: You failed us miserably.)
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To: All

Neil Cavuto will be on Fox is 10 min. to discuss.


120 posted on 04/11/2007 6:50:53 AM PDT by tsmith130
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To: Sue Perkick
Before the anti-fredders (and Rudy supporters) start questioning Fred's health, I hope they flash back to Rudy's cancer a few years ago as well as McCain's.

What I find amazing is that Fred is a very high profile person, whether in DC or Hollywood. The fact this was never leaked before now is astounding.

121 posted on 04/11/2007 6:50:59 AM PDT by rintense (I'm 4 Thompson!)
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To: Jake The Goose

The Clintons are behind this, just like when they erased JFK Jr. to prevent his running against her for the NY Senate seat.


122 posted on 04/11/2007 6:51:27 AM PDT by Sig Sauer P220
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To: STARWISE

There’s a “good” kind?


123 posted on 04/11/2007 6:51:41 AM PDT by RockinRight (Support FREDeralism. Fred Thompson in 2008!)
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To: veronica
I think we are past the time when a diagnose of a manageable disease would automatically put the kibosh on a political career, or any career.

The rules for republicans are not the same as rules for democrats. A republican better be healthy. Also, Elizabeth Edwards is terminal.

124 posted on 04/11/2007 6:51:42 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: tsmith130

“I have had no illness from it, or even any symptoms. My life expectancy should not be affected. I am in remission, and it is very treatable with drugs if treatment is needed in the future—and with no debilitating side effects,” Thompson said.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,265271,00.html


125 posted on 04/11/2007 6:51:47 AM PDT by Hazcat (Live to party, work to afford it.)
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To: tsmith130

It is in remission and treatable.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,265271,00.html

Guess he wants to get this out before he announces.


126 posted on 04/11/2007 6:51:54 AM PDT by ReagansRaiders ("Fearsome" Fred Thompson '08)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Yep. Strategy...


127 posted on 04/11/2007 6:52:01 AM PDT by rintense (I'm 4 Thompson!)
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To: rintense

“I think Fred is being proactive with this. Better to reveal this now than have the media (or a potential competitor) reveal it for him.”

Right, it’s called “getting ahead” of the story and it’s always better to release information such as this in your own controlled way. Could be a bit of “house cleaning” before his announcement.


128 posted on 04/11/2007 6:52:47 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: tsmith130
I hope he responds well to treatment. We need to keep his voice around for a long time. However this very likely takes his name off the table for the Presidential primary season. He's likely to have too many days, thanks to both the disease and its treatment, when he just won't have the energy to do all the things such a candidate needs to do to be effective. Plus the uncertainty it gives the electorate would hurt his chances. However, presuming he responds well, it could still leave him in the running for VP as there he wouldn't have to work hard until the convention.

Between this announcement and Newt jumping the shark yesterday by endorsing both global warming and Kerry's book the GOP electorate needs to face the fact that we're stuck with just the candidates we already have. Fred can't run and nobody would want Newt. I don't think there's anyone else significant out there poised to join the race. For better or Hillary put an end to your wishful thinking and work at narrowing the current list down to one in a way that produces both a good candidate and one sufficiently intact to beat the Rats. Otherwise in another four years we'll be needing a Pied Piper to clear out DC.

129 posted on 04/11/2007 6:53:01 AM PDT by JohnBovenmyer
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To: Sig Sauer P220
This could just as easily be from McCain’s folks, especially since there was a recent reference to another growth in McCain’s forehead (I think).
130 posted on 04/11/2007 6:53:14 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( Who is the Democrat's George Galloway?)
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To: RockinRight
I don't know but I don't see why this is any worse than Rudy's bout with prostate cancer.

Per my research: Hodgkins lymphoma was one of the first cancers to be rendered curable by combination chemotherapy.

So, I don't see this as an automatic death sentence.
131 posted on 04/11/2007 6:53:27 AM PDT by no dems (To: Our GOP Prez, Congress of big-spenders, crooks, and pedophiles: You failed us miserably.)
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To: STARWISE
Seems like this announcement is part of "the plan" ..get any controversial news out now, since he has apparently gotten treatment for the last three years, and is apparently "in remission."

Sounds like it .. I didn't know he's had it

132 posted on 04/11/2007 6:53:31 AM PDT by Mo1 ( http://www.gohunter08.com)
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To: Sig Sauer P220

No way. Fred is behind this. He’s beating everyone else to the punch. If this is indeed three years old, the fact that it has remained private says a lot. It is Fred’s choice to reveal this and no one else’s.


133 posted on 04/11/2007 6:53:35 AM PDT by rintense (I'm 4 Thompson!)
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To: traderrob6

It may be, but it can also be put in remission for long period’s of time.


134 posted on 04/11/2007 6:53:40 AM PDT by ShandaLear (When something is true, one need not lie to prove it.)
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To: tsmith130

Prayers up!


135 posted on 04/11/2007 6:54:08 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: dirtboy
Arlen Specter had a much worse form and he seems to have fought it off.

US Senator is not the same as Potus. Looks like Tim Johnson may make some level of recovery and he is still in the senate. I don't think Johnson will be running for Potus anytime soon.

136 posted on 04/11/2007 6:54:26 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: JohnBovenmyer
Between this announcement and Newt jumping the shark yesterday by endorsing both global warming and Kerry's book the GOP electorate needs to face the fact that we're stuck with just the candidates we already have.

Please.

Fred was treated successfully for this three years ago.

Let's not spin the politics of this, since we have no idea what the impact is on Fred's decision to enter the race. Let's hope he stays healthy, whether or not he enters the race.

137 posted on 04/11/2007 6:54:53 AM PDT by dirtboy (Duncan Hunter 08/But Fred would also be great)
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To: spectre; rintense

clearly he knew he had this and has been seriously considering the presidential run despite it, it would appear he doesn’t consider it an impediment and is indeed doing the proactive thing by getting it out there. if this was a new diagnosis, it would be much more significant.


138 posted on 04/11/2007 6:55:03 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: rintense; STARWISE

Having gotten over my initial panic and shock...

I completely agree with you.

Fred is getting the bad news out of the way before announcing:)


139 posted on 04/11/2007 6:55:07 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: tsmith130

You’ve GOT to be kidding me?!?!?!
Gosh darn. God Bless him!


140 posted on 04/11/2007 6:55:15 AM PDT by jackv (just shakin' my head)
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To: spectre
Then he probably is in remission. My mother is in remission with Lymphoma and has done really well since her chemo treatments 4 years ago. However, the chemo caused permanent bone marrow damage. For this she is is treated regularly for anemia with injections to stimulate the bone marrow. Those injections have worked really well for her.
141 posted on 04/11/2007 6:55:28 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: Hazcat

Thank you. Fox screwed up the announcement. I hope everyone is right, that he’s bringing this out prior to a presidential run announcement.


142 posted on 04/11/2007 6:55:30 AM PDT by tsmith130
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To: kimmie7
Wonder what the DUmp will have to say about this one....

They will celebrate it of course. As the deleted posts on this thread indicate, some here do as well.

143 posted on 04/11/2007 6:55:50 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (I support the troops AND THE MISSION.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

McCain just bumped his head. Drudge made nothing into something.


144 posted on 04/11/2007 6:55:52 AM PDT by veronica
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To: Tatze
I don't think he would have even hinted or talked to anyone about running for president if he knew his health would be a issue or problem.
If he was just a Senator now, and not running for president, he had the choice to either keep it private or announce in public he had lymphoma, but as some have said on here, this maybe a preemptive plan to head off any gossip and let the public know about his health condition in a pre planed move to run for president.
145 posted on 04/11/2007 6:55:57 AM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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To: tsmith130

Fred will conquer this before he takes the mantle from W.


146 posted on 04/11/2007 6:56:03 AM PDT by westmichman (They cried "Peace, peace," but there is no peace.)
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To: rintense
Fred is behind this. He’s beating everyone else to the punch.

I agree. He would not have an interview a few minutes after the news broke if that were not the case.

148 posted on 04/11/2007 6:56:21 AM PDT by dirtboy (Duncan Hunter 08/But Fred would also be great)
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To: dirtboy
Exactly.

Rudy = cancer survivor
McCain = cancer survivor

If anything, three high profile cancer survivors, along with Liz Edwards, will bring cancer treatment, etc. into the national spotlight after being sidelined by things like AIDS, Bird Flu, etc.

149 posted on 04/11/2007 6:56:41 AM PDT by rintense (I'm 4 Thompson!)
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To: Zon

This thread is actually not about you.


150 posted on 04/11/2007 6:57:21 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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