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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: SE Mom

It really does sound that way to me too.


301 posted on 04/11/2007 7:58:12 AM PDT by Sue Perkick (...what I was born to do, don't have to think it through.....)
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To: NoGrayZone
wait until he announces, he will set the WORLD record in fundraising!

*************

Agree completely.

302 posted on 04/11/2007 7:58:27 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: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Candidates typically release information about health issues before announcing campaign plans.


303 posted on 04/11/2007 7:58:28 AM PDT by Ed25
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To: Hostage

Thank you.


304 posted on 04/11/2007 7:58:54 AM PDT by TxCopper
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To: Blogger

WE CANT SAY IT OFTEN ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!


305 posted on 04/11/2007 7:59:06 AM PDT by NoGrayZone
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To: areafiftyone
Yes John Kerry had prostrate cancer.

My gosh, I don't recall ever knowing or hearing that. Isn't FR grand?!

306 posted on 04/11/2007 7:59:26 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (I support the troops AND THE MISSION.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

astute observations


307 posted on 04/11/2007 8:00:19 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (I support the troops AND THE MISSION.)
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To: SE Mom
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.

Exactly. There's no other reason to announce it. Go Fred!!

308 posted on 04/11/2007 8:01:16 AM PDT by tsmith130
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To: LadyBuzz
Fred Thompson announces he has Lymphoma ( he is in remission )

Well, which is it? Does he have it, or is he in remission?

Having stood by my wife for 2 bouts of breast cancer, it can't be both.

309 posted on 04/11/2007 8:01:29 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: tsmith130; All
I've read the first 250 posts or so, and no one seems to be providing much actual info about "indolent non-Hodgkins lymphoma". So here goes:

First, this is not a specific enough description for us to really know what kind of cancer he has, and therefore what to expect. However, as a general category, "indolent" non-Hodgkins lymphoma is slower growing but harder to cure than the more aggressive kinds.

One place people might look for info is here:
Indolent non-Hodgkins lymphoma

No one can know when a relapse will occur, but the info it gives on relapse is:

Indolent non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

Most patients with indolent non-Hodgkin's lymphoma have a relapse, despite having had treatment. The length of time between treatment and relapse can vary, but it is typically between 1.5 and 4 years.

The best treatment for relapsed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma depends on many factors. A 'watch and wait' approach may be recommended for some patients if they have no symptoms that are troubling them.

Most patients, however, are given chemotherapy, either with a single drug or with a combination of drugs. A steroid, such as prednisolone, is often given as well.

Monoclonal antibodies, for example, rituximab, are used for some types of lymphoma in this group of patients. It can be given as a single treatment (monotherapy) for relapsed disease. It is also often given with chemotherapy, and it can increase the effectiveness of the treatment, without significantly increasing the side effects.

When an indolent non-Hodgkin's lymphoma relapses, it has sometimes changed, or 'transformed', into an aggressive form of the disease. Often, the treatment for patients with transformed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is difficult. They may be treated with high-dose chemotherapy with or without a peripheral blood stem cell transplant. This can also be combined with monoclonal antibody therapy for 'purging' residual lymphoma cells from the bone marrow.

I am personally quite familiar with the treatments mentioned here. They most definitely DO have major side effects. My wife nearly died from them. Any President who was being treated in this way would be seriously affected, even if he did better than my wife did.

I'm willing to wait until we get more info about his specific situation, but my initial reaction is that he should NOT run. A relapse could come at any time, and the treatment would be quite intense.

310 posted on 04/11/2007 8:02:16 AM PDT by EternalHope (Boycott everything French forever. Including their vassal nations.)
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To: cvq3842
"And yes, he’s out of the race."

Did he say that?

311 posted on 04/11/2007 8:02:27 AM PDT by Spunky ("Everyone has a freedom of choice, but not of consequences.")
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To: areafiftyone; Tax-chick
Yes John Kerry had prostrate cancer.

Did he take the news lying down?

312 posted on 04/11/2007 8:03:31 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: cvq3842

Oh please, there is ONLY ONE reason for him to announce this.....HE IS RUNNING!!! RUN FRED RUN!!!!


313 posted on 04/11/2007 8:03:39 AM PDT by NoGrayZone
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To: Constitution Day

I know I know! I goofed! I always do that with the word prostate! LOL!


314 posted on 04/11/2007 8:04:35 AM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: Spunky

No he has not.


315 posted on 04/11/2007 8:05:17 AM PDT by Sue Perkick (...what I was born to do, don't have to think it through.....)
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To: cvq3842

Nonsense he has had it for to years now. It is in remission.


316 posted on 04/11/2007 8:05:27 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear..Doing real on this good earth... I bid you stand! Men of the West!)
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To: EternalHope
See post 228. Here's part of Fred's statement:

"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.

317 posted on 04/11/2007 8:06:10 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (I support the troops AND THE MISSION.)
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To: areafiftyone

I just had to say it. Couldn’t resist. :)


318 posted on 04/11/2007 8:06:16 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: prairiebreeze

I would expect that this is what Fred’s doctors have told him, too, so that ought to be as authoritative as anything else that can be said on the subject.


319 posted on 04/11/2007 8:09:03 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (A member of the Frederalist Party)
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To: EternalHope

“I’m willing to wait until we get more info about his specific situation, but my initial reaction is that he should NOT run. A relapse could come at any time, and the treatment would be quite intense.”

OK, so Fred should just sit home and wait to die while our country goes to hell in a handbag! “A relapse could come at any time”...sounds like a typical lib scare tactic (albore...the earf’s gonna die, global warming, ahhhhhh). Please, spare me.


320 posted on 04/11/2007 8:09:38 AM PDT by NoGrayZone
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To: areafiftyone

I’m sure he’s been talking...to lots of people. Given I’m not privey to his phone conversations or lack of them with McCain- it’s hard to know..but I’m sure he’s considered the factor of stress in a run..


321 posted on 04/11/2007 8:14:27 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet & FredFan)
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To: tsmith130
God Bless Fred.

I will be proud to support him if he gets the nomination

322 posted on 04/11/2007 8:15:38 AM PDT by LASVEGASBRETT (Rudy Giuliani- FINALLY A REAL FISCAL CONSERVATIVE)
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To: SE Mom
Indolent lymphoma is slow-growing type of cancer expected to see about 63,000 new cases this year, according to the American Cancer Society.

Thompson has a favorable prognosis and is no longer in treatment, said Dr. Bruce Cheson of Georgetown University Hospital.

Doesn't look too bad!

323 posted on 04/11/2007 8:16:14 AM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: SE Mom; All
VIDEO IS UP ON FOX NEWS CLICK ON VIDEO ON THE RIGHT
324 posted on 04/11/2007 8:18:45 AM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: EternalHope

Even the moonbats think this announcement means he’s running...(also, read the comments, they certainly show a lot of LOVE for a person they don’t want as President)...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=132x3209813


325 posted on 04/11/2007 8:18:45 AM PDT by NoGrayZone
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To: areafiftyone

Yep- looks like your guy and my guy are doing well as cancer survivors:)


326 posted on 04/11/2007 8:19:00 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet & FredFan)
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To: TxCopper
"Jackie Onassis died from non-Hodgkins lymphoma five months from her diagnosis."

Actually she died from pneumonia and liver cancer.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis returned to her apartment on Fifth Avenue on Wednesday, after doctors at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center had found that cancer had spread to her liver and had told her there was nothing more they could do for her. Aggressive therapy, including antibiotic treatment of pneumonia that she developed early this week, was halted in keeping with the wishes Mrs. Onassis had expressed in a living will, a health worker familiar with her care said.

327 posted on 04/11/2007 8:19:23 AM PDT by Spunky ("Everyone has a freedom of choice, but not of consequences.")
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To: SE Mom

Yes they are. I am happy about that. Check out the video on Fox.


328 posted on 04/11/2007 8:20:12 AM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: tsmith130

Prayers for a FULL recovery!!!


329 posted on 04/11/2007 8:20:20 AM PDT by ohioWfan (PRAY for our President and our troops. NOW more than ever!!.)
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To: areafiftyone
Stress is one of the main issues that drives cancer patients in remission, over the edge and back into full recurrence. I believe Tony Snow is now in the battle for his life because he took that chance.
330 posted on 04/11/2007 8:20:37 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP
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To: areafiftyone

Excellent...thanks for the link:)


331 posted on 04/11/2007 8:21:21 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet & FredFan)
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To: Peach

One of my brothers was diagnosed with the “good kind” of lymphoma many years ago, on the order of 20 years. He’s undergone “remission” several times, and had another round of chemo, etc...

It is hard to tell the difference between his activity level and that of most other persons, though for those who know him, it cuts into his after-work hours time a bit when he’s more in the “fighting the lympho” stage.

This is not necessarily a disqualifier for him to do whatever he wants to do - no more than “prior heart incident” in importance, and certainly less than any “prior stroke” should be considered.

As with Mrs.Edwards, prayers for him and his family.


332 posted on 04/11/2007 8:21:37 AM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

I agree stress is not good for people with Cancer. Stress actually is bad for anyone. It cause all kinds of things to come out in your body.


333 posted on 04/11/2007 8:21:48 AM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: traderrob6

Nice:)


334 posted on 04/11/2007 8:21:55 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet & FredFan)
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To: tsmith130

I am very sorry to hear this. Prayers going up for Fred Thompson and his family.


335 posted on 04/11/2007 8:22:21 AM PDT by Paperdoll ( Duncan Hunter '08)
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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.

I'm praying this is the case.

Reading on in the thread for updates.....

336 posted on 04/11/2007 8:22:23 AM PDT by ohioWfan (PRAY for our President and our troops. NOW more than ever!!.)
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To: ohioWfan; SE Mom; All
WHAT FRED THOMPSON SAID:

"I'm going to wait and see what happens," Thompson said. "I want to see my colleagues on the campaign trial, what they say, what they emphasize, whether they can carry the ball next November."

337 posted on 04/11/2007 8:23:47 AM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: areafiftyone

All but what we want to come out of our body! It brings out all the BAD things.


338 posted on 04/11/2007 8:25:05 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP
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To: tsmith130

I think Arlen Spector was recently treated for this type of Lymphoma


339 posted on 04/11/2007 8:25:42 AM PDT by Fred (Looking Forward to Impeaching the OTHER Clinton)
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To: areafiftyone

Re-read...that was a quote (poorly done by the writer at FOX) from the CHRIS WALLACE interview on 11 March...

That, ahem...was a full month ago ;)


340 posted on 04/11/2007 8:26:24 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet & FredFan)
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To: Constitution Day

Fortunately, you can live without your prostrate.


341 posted on 04/11/2007 8:26:51 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("His mother said to the servants, 'Do whatever He tells you.' ")
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To: prairiebreeze

I saw his statement. I also know from personal experience what the side effects from treatment are. There are some treatments that some might call “mild” side effects (corticosteroids, for example). NONE have NO side effects, and most people would say they are MAJOR.

If you read Fred’s statement carefully, he said, “No debilitating side effects.” The key word is “debilitating”. He would probably not be “disabled” in a legal sense.

He would still be able to think, even if he felt miserable, and even if he was hospitalized (these treatments usually require hospitalization).

However, treatment with Rituxamab is major, and an autologous stem cell transplant is incredibly intense. His energy level would certainly be reduced, and his judgement could also be affected.

As I said earlier, we do not yet have the specific information needed to completely assess the situation. But the little that has been released thus far leads me to believe that he should not run.


342 posted on 04/11/2007 8:27:03 AM PDT by EternalHope (Boycott everything French forever. Including their vassal nations.)
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To: SE Mom

Ahhh Thank you!


343 posted on 04/11/2007 8:27:21 AM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: tsmith130
I am a big FRED supporter. My mom died last year from Lymphoma. This does give me pause, it is worrisome. One thing, it will sure make a huge difference now as to who he selects as his running mate. Prayers to Fred!
344 posted on 04/11/2007 8:28:28 AM PDT by bluecollarman (Rudys not really a conservative now, he's just a liberal in drag, married to a puppy killer.)
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To: areafiftyone
Rudy has been so completely gracious to Fred in regards to this issue and they have a mutual understanding. McCain, on the other hand, is somewhat mentally affected by all this with all due respect.

Fred and Mc. are close supporters of each other and they believe many of the same things politically, so I look for Fred to endorse McCain, but wish Rudy well.

345 posted on 04/11/2007 8:29:29 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP
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To: tsmith130

Well, this day continues to improve..NOT! Im sorry, Fred, Godspeed and prayers for your complete recovery regardless of what your plans are..


346 posted on 04/11/2007 8:29:30 AM PDT by cardinal4
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To: Blogger; areafiftyone
RUN FRED! RUN!!!!!

AMEN, Blogger! AMEN!!!!

347 posted on 04/11/2007 8:30:04 AM PDT by ohioWfan (PRAY for our President and our troops. NOW more than ever!!.)
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To: EternalHope

Interesting analysis...thanks.

My thinking (colored as it is by my great support of this man) is that Fred has likely had a complete and thorough check-up and has gotten more than one opinion on his current health and prognosis for the future.


348 posted on 04/11/2007 8:30:38 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet & FredFan)
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To: Fitzcarraldo

Perhaps all the candidates should make their full medical records public now.”

We still have NOT seen Bill Clinton’s medical records...

Does anyone here EVER think we will see Hillary’s medical records? How about a DNA test on Chelsea?????


349 posted on 04/11/2007 8:32:40 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: EternalVigilance

BUMP!


350 posted on 04/11/2007 8:33:17 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! Or Rudy/Hillary if you want to murder conservatism)
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