Skip to comments.FOX News Alert: Fred Thompson announces he has Lymphoma ( he is in remission )
Posted on 04/11/2007 6:27:06 AM PDT by tsmith130
Damn! Will be on Fox today with Neil Cavuto.
It seems that this is actually a “pre-announcement” for his presidential bid. It seems that the diagnosis was years ago, is in remission and is not a threat.
Fred is probably doing this so, he can’t be accused of “covering it up” later.
OMG! Prayers for him and his family.
For the love of all that is holy, let’s hope she does NOT do that!
YEPPERS....He is laying the groundwork for his running..
Of course, you're right.
What I find amusing, is that a candidate for POTOUS usually has all his Physical records disclosed..all except for Bill Clinton, LOL.
Prayers for him and his family.
My mother and sister both survived non-Hodgkins lymphoma — Fred should NOT ever give up hope! My sister even had a baby after chemo and radiation. Cancer doesn’t mean a death sentence anymore!
Prayers up for Fred and his family, and don’t forget to add Tony Snow!
Thompson: I have a normal life expectancy and feel fine.
It was a short clip from Neil's interview.
He’s been dealing with this for 3 years!!! Why would he come OUT NOW to announce this? BECAUSE HE IS GOING TO RUN!!! If he wasnt going to run, there would be no reason to announce!!!! WE’RE BACK ON!!!! THOMPSON FOR PRESIDENT!!!!!! Now we just have to sit and wait for the offical announcement!
I found this info on the web:
Indolent lymphomas are usually not considered curable because the cancer grows too slowly to be targeted accurately by most modern treatments. Nonetheless they actually do respond very well to treatment in most cases. People with indolent lymphomas usually survive for many years. Statistics say the median is around 10 years, but that is very misleading because the “median” only means that half the patients have not survived past 10 years, and the other half have survived.
Fred was diagnosed 3 years ago and would start being president in 2 years. That means he would be 5 years into an incurable disease with a median 10 year surival. Anyway you look at this, this is not good news either persoanally or politically.
I will still vote for Fred if it looks like he can beat Hillary, but I now doubt that he can overcome both his late start, lack of money and doubts about his health. Awful news.
I thought the same, but, he’s known about it since ‘04, been undergoing treatment this whole time, and already said he was considering a run - he may well be running and just clearing the air before someone else leaks it.
I’m taking it off list. check your freepmail.
One time you’ll hear from me on this.
You may respond there if you still feel you need to but there it will end.
God bless Fred Thompson and his family.
It’s much better to disclose it now with all of the medical reports, etc. than to have some nurse “leak” it to the leftists.
He’ll still have my vote should he choose to run.
Cavuto says that he wanted to see how people reacted to the news before he made a decision. Let’s make sure he knows that he has our support.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.