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.
(sorry, couldn't resist)
I hate to say this and I'm not a McCain fan, but alot of Freepers attacked John McCain because of his skin cancer. I am hoping now that kind of attack will stop.
Unfortunately, you’re right, it IS a clear negative in a Fred run, but I still plan to support him anywise. I hate to think that a remitted lymphoma which Fred himself doesn’t seem to be that worried about would disqualify him. I mean, look at how common cancers are these days. ANY one of the people running, in both parties, could find out tomorrow that they have terminal Hodgkins. It’s a trial of life that any one of us here on Free Republic could have to deal with. We could find out tomorrow. We could find out today, when we start bleeding from the nose or succumb to dizziness from the brain tumour that’s been growing in our heads unnoticed for the last three months. Life goes on. Fred, and we, can either be defeated by it, or we can defeat it. I would choose the latter.
Baahahahah! FReeperism of the day:)
Haven't you ever seen "Curb Your Enthusiasm"?
Fred Thompson is in.
I hear you, FRiend.
Unfortunately, you're right. I may find a lot of reasons to attack Rudy or McCain, but the fact that they had cancer will NOT be one of them. Attack a man's policies. Attack his votes. Even attack his personal indiscretions, if they could bear upon the way he will manage his office. But leave his family, his health, his religion, and his race out of it.
I think we should let them actually say something before we bash them for it. I see no reason to expect our fellow freepers would act in that fashion.
Well just leave room Dog:) I’m out here with ya!
I totally agree.
Now we know areafiftyone meant prostate.
But it reminds me of being in DC for the Promise Keepers "Stand in the Gap Rally." I was there, but listening to it on a local radio station. At one point they had everyone get face down on the ground in an attitude of prayer.
Radio announcer said "There are a million men laying prostate on the Mall."
I'm thinking, well yeah, but...
ROFLMAO! I do that all the time! LOL!
FOX NEWS is to news as Microsoft is to new software releases. Never, ever accept their first version of anything... /grin
You meant Non-Hodgkins.
Things that make you go hmmmmm....
Shoulda been here earlier.
5 months from diagnosis to death. Non-Hodgkins is awful.
Prayers for Mr. Thompson. Lets hope he gets better by the campagin, attacking someone for a disease is about as low as you can get.
Most of the deletions were not people sounding happy he was ill. They simply made what some people found to be inappropriate political comments about the news, or about Fred Thompson keeping it a secret.
The moderators decided the comments were inappropriate, and deleted them, but I don’t think such deletions should be seen as suggesting our fellow Freepers were happy. At least one who had posts deleted emphatically insists that was not the case, and I believe them.
I dig your tagline...
According to a thread yesterday, it’s a result of sin.
If anyone was considering picking up Intrade shares for Thompson, right now is the time to do it. His stock tanked about an hour ago, but is strongly rising already. You might still be able to get a bargain.
You’re wrong. Non Hodgkins is treatable and survivable. Get yourself an education.
I just cried a little bit.... we are getting closer and closer. Thank you!
It’s not a good thing, sure, but every lymphoma is not the same. I wish both your step mom and Fred Thompson well.
Great reminder and much more the type of post I expect from Freepers on threads such as these, regardless of the political side the subject is on.
Prayers for him and the family.
And yes, he’s out of the race.
Didn’t Paul Tsongas have this?
WASHINGTON - Republican Fred Thompson, the actor-politician who is considering a bid for president, said Wednesday he has lymphoma, a form of cancer.
In an interview with Fox News, the former Tennessee senator said he is in remission and the diagnosis shouldn't affect his life expectancy.
Thompson, 64, told Fox News Channel's Neil Cavuto that he has non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, but hasn't been ill or had any symptoms.
"I am in remission and it is very treatable with drugs if treatment is needed in the future," the Republican said in a statement to Fox.
Lymphoma is an immune-system cancer that strikes more than 71,000 Americans a year. The vast majority have the non-Hodgkin's form of lymphoma, a term that encompasses more than 30 different subtypes of the disease.
Some of these subtypes are termed "indolent," meaning they typically respond well to treatment patients often go into remission for long periods, but the disease is not cured and may need to be battled back again periodically.
The former senator is an actor who has played many roles, including president of the United States, director of the CIA, an admiral and currently, a tough district attorney on NBC's "Law & Order."
Okay, I apologise for jumping to conclusions! I saw the deletes, but not what had been previously there before they were deleted, and assumed that they were gone for the same reason they’d have been gone from Little Green Footballs.
Interestingly, I have no doubt at all about Thompson being able to put forth a successful campaign, if he chooses to do so. Money won't be a problem IMO. And there is still time.
Cheney's heart problems were well known in 2000. Perhaps not a totally balanced comparison (Pres vs Veep) but it didn't prevent him from running twice on the ticket successfully.
Not so fast.
Let’s look at the logic here. Fred Thompson has a comfortable and happy life with his wife and children, has a fun “job” (mostly playing himself) on tv, and writing editorials for Paul Harvey/ABC radio from time to time.
WHY, if he isn’t running, would he bring out this unknown fact til this morning, UNLESS he’s getting ahead of the press prior to announcing a run?
You’re not quite right either. Response to treatment for Non-Hodgkins is dependent on genotype.
Those with the right genotype respond well and others die often miserably.
Well he has been talking to his buddy McCain who also has cancer. Maybe he wanted input on how much stress it would be on him if he runs.
OK, sounds good to me!
I guess we’ll see, in time.
“lack of money “.....LMAO, I highly doubt that, where is the proof! Besides, wait until he announces, he will set the WORLD record in fundraising!
My prayers are with him and his family.
My friend's granddaughter discovered she had NON-Hodgkins Lymphoma shortly after learning she was pregnant. The local doctors wanted her to abort the baby because she would have to have chemo therapy. She went to Illinois where her grandfather had been treated for skin cancer and they told her they were pretty sure she could keep the baby. To make a long story short she went through the chemo, baby born alright and it has now been 7 years no problems with either of them.
Also, is non-Hodgkins not awful? Is it a good thing?
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