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 is a highly treatable type and IS NOT expected to reduce his life expectancy. He was diagnosed three years back and it is in remission. He will be on Neil Covuta today to discuss this and other issues.
I have a relative who has has this type of Lymphoma 20 years and is now 78 years old.It needs to be monitored along with drug therapy.
Please. This thread is about Fred on a personal level. Politics and personalities can resume on the next one.
I know someone who’s had Hodgkins for a very long time. He mananges it quite well.
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Prayers for Fred and his family.
KNOCK IT THE HELL OFF!
Correct spelling: Indolent Lymphoma
Breaking: Fred Thompson says he has lymphoma
posted at 9:29 am on April 11, 2007 by Allahpundit
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Breaking on Fox. He says its treatable, in remission, and asymptomatic, and will be on with Neil Cavuto later to talk about it.
Standby for updates.
Posted at 8:25am on Apr. 11, 2007 Breaking: Fred Thompson Has Cancer. It’s In Remission.
Fred Thompson announced this morning that he has cancer. It is in remission. He has no symptoms. He has not had any illness related to it. It is a very treatable form of lymphoma called “indolent lymphoma”. He was diagnosed three years ago.
I’m wondering why he wanted to get it out there until he’s going to be announcing his candidacy soon.
Fred Thompson will talk exclusively to Neal Cavuto this afternoon at 4pm EDT about the issue.
Pray the Lord touches and heals him.
Depending on the cancer, often a patient can live years without much treatment. A doctor may chose “Watch and Wait” - a strategy of waiting until symptoms are such that treatment should proceed. With newer immunotherapies, the era of Watch and Wait may be over as effective treatment may be able to proceed as soon as the lymphoma is detected.
Arlen Specter battled Lymphoma a couple of years ago. Treatment is never pleasant with the barbaric chemo regimens that are out there..but he should have a fairly optimistic prognosis. I hope he will be okay.
Nasty stuff. Prayers for him.
If it were Rudy announcing that he had a relapse of prostate cancer, I would be offering up the same sincere prayers that I will be offering for Fred Thompson.
I recall that when Bill Clinton had to have heart surgery, most of us put politics aside and prayed for him as we would for any human being in need.
Some things don’t change here on FR, and I’m glad that is one of them.
The slicing and dicing of our political foes can always wait.