I found this info on the web:
Indolent lymphomas are usually not considered curable because the cancer grows too slowly to be targeted accurately by most modern treatments. Nonetheless they actually do respond very well to treatment in most cases. People with indolent lymphomas usually survive for many years. Statistics say the median is around 10 years, but that is very misleading because the “median” only means that half the patients have not survived past 10 years, and the other half have survived.
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. Anyway you look at this, this is not good news either persoanally or politically.
I will still vote for Fred if it looks like he can beat Hillary, but I now doubt that he can overcome both his late start, lack of money and doubts about his health. Awful news.
Read the thread... there are folks who have survived 30 years plus.
Attempt to make a political point about Fred’s illness from a Mitt supporter.
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!
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.