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
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Thank god its not the dangerous one. Prayers for him though and his family. I hope it stays that way!
BJ fired the WH doctor who wanted to see those records prior to giving him an "allergy shot". (Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.)
Read the thread... there are folks who have survived 30 years plus.
Neil was just on now- showing part of his interview with Fred...he followed up by saying Fred brought this up to get it out in the public- see how the public reacts to it...and then....if we don’t freak out...he “just might run”
WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOO FRED!!!!
God BLESS this man and his family..
Attempt to make a political point about Fred’s illness from a Mitt supporter.
Well she might have a hidden snuke.
Thompson: “I have a normal life expectancy and feel fine.”
So, should he just sit at home and wait to die? We’re ALL dying day by day and like Thompson said, NO ONE CAN TELL THE FUTURE!
God bless Fred. I will add him to my prayer list behind Tony Snow, Elizabeth Edwards and Tammy Faye Messner.
I hope he gets the treatment he needs and will do what is best for him and his family and not let overzealous people try to force him to do anything that might be detramental to his health. Now is the time for rest and recuperation.
I hope everything works out well for him. There are many different types of lymphomas which different treatment procedures and with different prognoses.
And some people are quick to judge others based on little information, and you are one of them.
Yeah, he didn’t want the world to know exactly WHY he ah, swings to the left.
That’s what I think, too.
ok......RUN FRED RUN!!!!!!!!!!
Hodgkins is actually the only curable lymphoma. IF I had to have cancer as an adult, Hodgkins lymphoma would be the ones I would choose
If it is Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia it is not that dramatic, my father was diagnosed with CLL more than 25 years ago.
It really does & gives me even more hope he will be running.
A level of decency and respect MUST prevail toward ALL our potential candidates. Political passions are fine but it's really been inappropriately ugly here on some threads IMO. I hope it stops.
“Attempt to make a political point about Freds illness from a Mitt supporter.”
If you read my old posts, you would see that I’m supporting Fred since I don’t think Mitt can win.
And please dispense with the “let’s not talk about politics” issue- this disease doesn’t look serious enough to be considered a real personal tragedy, but it does look serious enough to be a political hindrance. Fred brought the news into the political arena this morning- he made it public.
Another testimony of hope!
Non-Hodgkins is nasty. It's very aggressive. My 17-year old sister had it -- a tumor on her chest wall the size of a grapefruit -- and after prayers around the country it disappeared after ONE round of chemo. She finished her protocol and 15 years later she's married with a little girl.
My mom's non-Hodgkins was worse. It was stage four, spread from her kidney to the lymph system in her neck. It took a bone marrow transplant but she's alive ten years later and has been cancer free.
The chemo and radiation were the worst parts of their disease, not to mention the steroids, blood tests, ports, etc. I'm just so grateful they're alive today.
“So, should he just sit at home and wait to die?”
Where did I say that? I think he should run and whether I vote for him will depend on how likely he seems to beat Hillary. But make no mistake- this is not a neutral factor in his potential campaign, it’s a clear negative.
There is a time and place. Initially, before it was clear the disease was in remission, it wasn't the time or place.
- this disease doesnt look serious enough to be considered a real personal tragedy, but it does look serious enough to be a political hindrance.
From what I have seen, I disagree. But that's for another day.
WE MUST NOW FLOOD OUR USUAL RUN FRED RUN’S ENCOURAGING FRED TO RUN! IF YOU ENCOURGAED TWICE, NOW ENCOURGAE 4 TIMES!!! LET’S REV IT UP FOLKS!!!!
My prayers are with Fred and his family today.
And it's a shame that there are as many deleted posts on this thread as there are. What kind of sick, dung-throwing hoot-monkeys celebrate a man getting cancer? What is this, Daily Kos?
April 11, 2007 Former Senator and ABC Radio Senior Analyst Fred Thompson says he has lymphoma. Thompson is mulling a run for the Republican Party's 2008 presidential nomination.
The following is a statement from Thompson read on ABC News Radio today:
"We have all seen the courageous battle that Elizabeth and John Edwards are fighting, and there are so many others. Fortunately, there are an increasing number of good stories because of the medical advances that have been made.
"I have friends in politics, some in Congress, some running for President, and others who have successfully dealt with cancer. It is certainly no respecter of persons and totally non-partisan. That point was driven home to me about 2 1/2 years ago when, shortly after a routine physical, I was diagnosed with what the doctors call an indolent lymphoma. Of the 30-plus kinds of lymphoma this is a "good" kind, if there is such a thing.
"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 futureand with no debilitating side effects.
"I am one of the lucky ones. There are many lucky ones today. And for all of our diversity, we share one thing in commona deep appreciation for the fact that we live in the United States of America and have the best medicine and the best doctors the world has even known."
This is so encouraging..
I haven’t had a chance to go through the whole thread ... my .02, he’s putting this on the table to see what impact it will have before pulling the trigger on running. If it looks like it’s not going to be a big deal from the reaction, polling, etc., he’ll go for it. If it looks like it will be a big deal, he won’t. Pretty simple. I really don’t think it’s a big deal given what we know so far about his condition. But in the real world, the “C” word, and lymphoma is a cancer, is still awfully scary for a lot of folks. So who knows whether it’ll be a big deal or not?
I noticed that too. What the heck is wrong with them?
“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.”....
Right there, you gave him a median 10 years to live.
FoxNews really has a poor, poor track record with "breaking news" -- they frequently screw it up, to some extent, in a rush to get it out there fast.
Good news! Thanks!
I hate Fox News sometimes. I posted something from ABC news - a Statement from Fred himself who I believe more than Fox news! My post #228
Fox News can make even a fart sound like a H Bomb just exploded!
I just saw a snippet of Cavuto’s interview with him. Folks HE’S RUNNING! He was explaining how his disease was mild and would not effect his life or duties. If he wasn’t running he wouldn’t be trying to asuage any fears on his health.
LOL! Post of the day!
Prayers for Fred and his family!
ROTF! Yikes, don't give 'em any ideas! :)
Exactly my point!!!!!! WOOOOHOOOOO, our country will be saved!!! I almost died when I first heard it, but then after hearing more about it, I finally realized the truth! OUR MAN IS GOING TO RUN!!!
VERY good point!!
I am happy to hear of your family’s success with a very aweful disease. Arlen Specter looks like heck, but he is still here.
Yes John Kerry had prostrate cancer.
I saw that statement elsewhere. It does look as though Thompson just thought it best to go ahead and talk about this. That was a good move.
If I ~had to~ snark, I’d just say I wish he had mentioned Tony Snow in the statement. Not a mistake necessarily. But it would have been nice.
Having said all of that, let me just say that as a cancer survivor, cancer sux. Any kind.
Prayers for Fred and his family.
I know that was kinda crude. But when I hear that Fox News Alert music it makes me jump out of my seat and usually its nothing I hate that music.
Politically, revealing it without making an announcement about NOT running makes me believe he is running.
If he is going to run, he needs this information out in the public so people don’t think he’s hiding it. If he wasn’t going to run, he wouldn’t have to let people know.
If he wanted to use it as an excuse not to run, he would use it on the day he announced he was not running.
So it seems likely that, given that he isn’t announcing that he just learned it (he’s giving historical information), he is clearing the deck of the issue, to let it percolate through the news cycles and let people get settled about it before he’s a candidate.
It also gets him a news cycle, and a positive one at that, because almost nobody attacks a cancer survivor.
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