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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: areafiftyone
Prostrate is John Kerry's best position.

(sorry, couldn't resist)

251 posted on 04/11/2007 7:27:16 AM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: CharlesWayneCT
because almost nobody attacks a cancer survivor.

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.

252 posted on 04/11/2007 7:28:25 AM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: MittFan08

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.


253 posted on 04/11/2007 7:28:45 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (A member of the Frederalist Party)
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To: Scott from the Left Coast
Prostrate is John Kerry's best position.

LOL!!
254 posted on 04/11/2007 7:29:14 AM PDT by squishy
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To: tsmith130

Knee-mail sent.


255 posted on 04/11/2007 7:29:52 AM PDT by SmithL (si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: areafiftyone

Baahahahah! FReeperism of the day:)


256 posted on 04/11/2007 7:29:58 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: RockinRight
There’s a “good” kind?

Haven't you ever seen "Curb Your Enthusiasm"?

257 posted on 04/11/2007 7:30:00 AM PDT by jmc813 (The 2nd Amendment is NOT a "social conservative" issue.)
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To: SE Mom
I'm going to go out on a limb...and predict:

Fred Thompson is in.

258 posted on 04/11/2007 7:30:06 AM PDT by Dog
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To: areafiftyone

I hear you, FRiend.


259 posted on 04/11/2007 7:30:11 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: areafiftyone
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. 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.

260 posted on 04/11/2007 7:31:02 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (A member of the Frederalist Party)
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To: Teacher317; Sue Perkick

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.


261 posted on 04/11/2007 7:31:51 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT (Rudy 2008 - It's time to untie the Republican Party.)
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To: Dog

Well just leave room Dog:) I’m out here with ya!


262 posted on 04/11/2007 7:32:53 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

I totally agree.


263 posted on 04/11/2007 7:33:16 AM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: Scott from the Left Coast; areafiftyone
Prostrate is John Kerry's best position.

*snicker"

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...

264 posted on 04/11/2007 7:33:29 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands (http://wardsmythe.com)
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To: Corin Stormhands

ROFLMAO! I do that all the time! LOL!


265 posted on 04/11/2007 7:33:54 AM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: Jake The Goose; tsmith130
FOX is prone to crazy “Breaking News” stuff.

FOX NEWS is to news as Microsoft is to new software releases. Never, ever accept their first version of anything... /grin

266 posted on 04/11/2007 7:34:47 AM PDT by tarheelswamprat (So what if I'm not rich? So what if I'm not one of the beautiful people? At least I'm not smart...)
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To: traderrob6

You meant Non-Hodgkins.


267 posted on 04/11/2007 7:37:07 AM PDT by Hostage (Fred Thompson will be President.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
And then BJ’s medical records were mysteriously burned in an arson attack at a highly secure storage facility.

Things that make you go hmmmmm....

268 posted on 04/11/2007 7:37:25 AM PDT by skikvt (Run Fred Run!!!!)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Shoulda been here earlier.


269 posted on 04/11/2007 7:39:22 AM PDT by Sue Perkick (...what I was born to do, don't have to think it through.....)
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Fred bump.


270 posted on 04/11/2007 7:39:32 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: redgirlinabluestate

5 months from diagnosis to death. Non-Hodgkins is awful.


271 posted on 04/11/2007 7:40:27 AM PDT by TxCopper
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To: NoGrayZone

More....

http://exposingtheleft.blogspot.com/2007/04/fred-thompson-is-running.html


272 posted on 04/11/2007 7:40:37 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

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.


273 posted on 04/11/2007 7:44:23 AM PDT by ChiTownBearFan ("To see the world is to love America all the more"-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: areafiftyone; Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus; Pukin Dog

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.


274 posted on 04/11/2007 7:45:29 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT (Rudy 2008 - It's time to untie the Republican Party.)
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To: ClarenceThomasfan

I dig your tagline...


275 posted on 04/11/2007 7:45:36 AM PDT by ChiTownBearFan ("To see the world is to love America all the more"-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: JRochelle

According to a thread yesterday, it’s a result of sin.


276 posted on 04/11/2007 7:45:36 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to.....otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: tsmith130

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.


277 posted on 04/11/2007 7:47:36 AM PDT by jmc813 (The 2nd Amendment is NOT a "social conservative" issue.)
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To: TxCopper

You’re wrong. Non Hodgkins is treatable and survivable. Get yourself an education.


278 posted on 04/11/2007 7:48:09 AM PDT by ruthles (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean people aren't out to get you.)
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To: EternalVigilance
>>>>>God bless Fred Thompson and his family.

Ditto.

279 posted on 04/11/2007 7:48:49 AM PDT by Reagan Man (FUHGETTABOUTIT Rudy....... Conservatives don't vote for liberals!)
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To: traderrob6

I just cried a little bit.... we are getting closer and closer. Thank you!


280 posted on 04/11/2007 7:49:44 AM PDT by NoGrayZone
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To: beandog

It’s not a good thing, sure, but every lymphoma is not the same. I wish both your step mom and Fred Thompson well.


281 posted on 04/11/2007 7:49:50 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Sanjaya 2008. He couldn't be worse than those really running.)
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To: Kieri
and don’t forget to add Tony Snow!

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.

282 posted on 04/11/2007 7:50:33 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (I support the troops AND THE MISSION.)
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To: tsmith130

Prayers for him and the family.

And yes, he’s out of the race.

Sad.


283 posted on 04/11/2007 7:51:19 AM PDT by cvq3842
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To: tsmith130

Didn’t Paul Tsongas have this?

Bless Fred.


284 posted on 04/11/2007 7:52:15 AM PDT by Finalapproach29er (Dems will impeach Bush)
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To: All
MORE FROM YAHOO:

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."

285 posted on 04/11/2007 7:52:35 AM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: tsmith130

Aw, sheet!


286 posted on 04/11/2007 7:52:51 AM PDT by MindBender26 (Having my own CAR-15 in Vietnam meant never having to say I was sorry......)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

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.


287 posted on 04/11/2007 7:53:50 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (A member of the Frederalist Party)
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To: MittFan08
but I now doubt that he can overcome both his late start, lack of money and doubts about his health.

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.

288 posted on 04/11/2007 7:55:13 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (I support the troops AND THE MISSION.)
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To: ruthles
I have an education, thank you. Read farther upthread and you will see that I already made the distinction between the two. Jackie Onassis died from non-Hodgkins lymphoma five months from her diagnosis.
289 posted on 04/11/2007 7:55:21 AM PDT by TxCopper
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To: cvq3842

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?

He’s running.


290 posted on 04/11/2007 7:55:24 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: ruthles

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.


291 posted on 04/11/2007 7:56:30 AM PDT by Hostage (Fred Thompson will be President.)
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To: SE Mom

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.


292 posted on 04/11/2007 7:56:32 AM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: SE Mom

OK, sounds good to me!

I guess we’ll see, in time.

Thanks.


293 posted on 04/11/2007 7:56:59 AM PDT by cvq3842
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To: prairiebreeze

“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!


294 posted on 04/11/2007 7:57:20 AM PDT by NoGrayZone
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To: TxCopper

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1815463/posts?page=291#291


295 posted on 04/11/2007 7:57:48 AM PDT by Hostage (Fred Thompson will be President.)
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To: areafiftyone

BTTT


296 posted on 04/11/2007 7:57:55 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (I support the troops AND THE MISSION.)
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To: tsmith130

Oh no.

My prayers are with him and his family.


297 posted on 04/11/2007 7:57:58 AM PDT by proud American in Canada ("We can, and we will prevail.")
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To: beandog
"My stepmom was diagnosed with Lymphoma two weeks ago. It is not a good thing."

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.

298 posted on 04/11/2007 7:57:59 AM PDT by Spunky ("Everyone has a freedom of choice, but not of consequences.")
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To: ruthles

Also, is non-Hodgkins not awful? Is it a good thing?


299 posted on 04/11/2007 7:58:02 AM PDT by TxCopper
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To: NoGrayZone

RUN FRED! RUN!!!!!


300 posted on 04/11/2007 7:58:05 AM PDT by Blogger
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