Skip to comments.Warren Buffett tells investors he has cancer
Posted on 04/17/2012 2:52:03 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
Warren Buffett, the billionaire investor known as much for his folksy wisdom as his investing prowess, announced Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with cancer.
In a letter to shareholders, Buffett, 81, said that he had been diagnosed with stage I prostate cancer.
The good news is that I've been told by my doctors that my condition is not remotely life-threatening or even debilitating in any meaningful way, Buffett said in the letter.
Buffett said that he will begin a two-month treatment of daily radiation in mid-July. He said his travel will be restricted during that time but it will not otherwise change his daily routine.
In his typical conversational style, Buffett said that he feels great.
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It’s stage one and is no real threat to his health.
I’m sory to hear that. I wouldn’t wish Prostate Cancer on anyone.
Warren Boofay is a cancer.
I’m not a fan, but I wish the man no ill will. The fact that the cancer was caught this early makes it very treatable.
Good luck, and pay you back taxes! ;^)
“Get in there and SELL, SELL, SELL!”
WOW and this happened just as Glenn Beck was exposing his Keystone pipeline antics.
Sooner or later somebody was going to say that.
But why did you want to be that person?
If you're the forgotten man, maybe there's a reason.
Perhaps ObamaCare can help?
I hope he doesn’t lose any sleep over it. I heard a doctor once say that he had never done an autopsy on a man 85 or older who did NOT have prostate cancer. It’s “generally” slow-growing, contained, and treatable.
How many people will obamacare kill if it cant be repealed? This man helped to push that law through yet he’ll never have his care rationed or wait 18 months for a doctor. To hell with warren buffett
Must be Obama's fault! ;-)
Since Warren Buffett’s prognosis is good, maybe we should devote our prayers instead to hoping that the Supreme Court strikes down ObamaCare. If it goes into effect next year with all its regulations and rationing, Mr. Buffett might be the only American above 65 receiving prostate treatments, probably at an expensive clinic in Switzerland.
Buffett should just take some pain killers. He’s too old for treatment.
A shame a man of his accomplishments has chosen to back Obama.
I wish I was 81 when prostate cancer first arrived. I was 52 and 57.
I seem to recall many years ago someone telling me that the odds of a man contracting Prostate Cancer increases by 1% every year. So, with Buffett being 82, he had an 82% chance.
Now, nObama, on the other hand, seems to suffer from PROSTRATE Cancer, especially when it comes to meeting with leaders of Socialist/Communist regimes. Surprised Mugabe or Chavez haven't been invited to spend a rowdy weekend at the Pennsylvania Avenue "hood"!
Stage 1. He’ll be fine. thankfully he has the money to buy whatever he wants but if he didn’t and was covered under ObamaCare® he would have severe restrictions on care provided and few choices.
Given his age it’s questionable as to how much care if any he would receive under the auspices of cost effectiveness for his age group.
A man lives long enough the chancer are high for getting this type of cancer.
That’s unfortunate but at least Warren had 81 years before having to confront it.
Unlike the thousands, and maybe millions, of babies he spent three billion dollars on having killed in the womb.
Horrible news. Prayers for a quick recovery and peace for his family during this awful time.
I can’t believe you said that. People over that DU said the same thing about Cheney that he should not have gotten a new heart because he was too old. When on Earth did you start agreeing with liberals???? I respect you but that statement was uncalled for.
He is too old to receive treatment.....per obamacare.
Just what the heck are they doing hecking a routine PSA in an 81 year old anyway.... I’m sure the government came out with recent “recommendations” that screening PSA’s were not to be done. Finding a slow growing Prostate cancer in an 81 year old will likely cause more harm than just ignoring it by not testing for it !! Better check with the death panel and see if we should treat him after all as Gov Lamb said ...”Old people have a duty to die!”
...and so goes Obama’s last chance to get re-elected.
I guess he should leave all his money to the government. After all, who did anything that they should have a claim on his wealth?
Apparently, a new IRS rule has gone into effect that if one owes more than $50,000 in back taxes, they cancel your passport. I thought of Buffett as I read the article here on FR this morning. Such timing!
I had prostate cancer 19 years ago and had it taken care of with medication and radiation therapy. Oncologist tell me that he is sure it wont come back. (I am 83.5 yo)
Also, every pathologist I came in contact with that did autopsy’s told me that every man over 80 has prostate cancer but it not fast growing. Oh yes, I spent 42 years in the medical field.
Warren’s QALY score is still high enough to get treatment, at his age? Oh yeah, being Obama’s useful idiot raises your number.
As long as you’ve been around here and I still need a /s tag?
Dang it Lancey.....you got me.....lol. That made me laugh hard. I am an idiot sometimes for sure.
I am certain he will leave his wealth to the US Treasury. He’s found his religion late in life and it’s third world fascism under the black muslim messiah in the white hut.