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The agony of Hugo Chavez: details emerge of his final days
Reuters ^ | Mar. 9, 2013 | Marianna Parraga

Posted on 03/09/2013 10:57:44 AM PST by libstripper

Venezuela's Hugo Chavez slid into a coma the day before he died of respiratory failure after cancer spread into his lungs, sources say.

Chavez's precise condition was one of the world's best-kept secrets since his cancer was announced in June 2011.

Since his death this week, however, details have emerged of the 58-year-old president's battle with cancer and the last moments in the hospital with close family and senior aides.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: cancer; chavez; death; goodriddance; hugochavez; jimmycarter; smellslikesulphur; sulfur; sulphur; venezuela
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This gives us a few more details than we had before. The two most interesting are that he died of respiratory failure after the cancer spread to his lungs and this initial diagnosis, FTA:

During two initial operations in mid-2011, Chavez had a tumor removed from his intestines, and was diagnosed with sarcoma in the psoas muscle that runs from the lower part of the vertebral column to the pelvis, a medical source said.

Are there any FR MDs here who could share their knowledge with us about this type of cancer, how dangerous it usually is, and how it should be treated? My thanks to you in advance.

1 posted on 03/09/2013 10:57:44 AM PST by libstripper
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To: libstripper

And here I felt good about his passing. Then I read terrible things about how he suffered, and I felt...

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*even better!*


2 posted on 03/09/2013 11:00:27 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: libstripper

Not an MD but I would say if cancer has spread like that, you are probably done.


3 posted on 03/09/2013 11:00:39 AM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Hugo Chavez didn’t have a case of cancer. The cancer had a case of Hugo Chavez. So sad.


4 posted on 03/09/2013 11:04:58 AM PST by fhayek
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To: libstripper

He died hard!!! He thought he was invincible and would go on about the 15 cups of black Venezuelan coffee he drank each day and the coco leaves he chewed the way the Indians do down there. Ahmadinejad claims Chavez will come riding back into town with the twelfth Imam. Loony toon 3rd worlders gotta stick together!


5 posted on 03/09/2013 11:06:38 AM PST by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing --- Joe Pine)
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To: libstripper

—yeah—curious about how the Cuban treatment would compare to anywhere else -—


6 posted on 03/09/2013 11:10:05 AM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: fhayek

My Jewhater boss at Norman went for years coughing his lungs out. When the cancer finally finished him, it had eaten out through his back, I was told.

Cancer and evil people. It’s like hand and glove.


7 posted on 03/09/2013 11:11:28 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: libstripper

I could care less about what this POS went through. Both my parents and a sister died of cancer. This a-hole lived longer after being diagnosed than any of them.


8 posted on 03/09/2013 11:15:26 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: libstripper

Another democrat dies.....

...yawn.


9 posted on 03/09/2013 11:17:05 AM PST by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: libstripper

I guess that billion dollars he stole from the people he was claiming to help didn’t do him much good toward the end.


10 posted on 03/09/2013 11:17:10 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Hardraade
Cancer and evil people. It’s like hand and glove.

It strikes unevil people equally.

11 posted on 03/09/2013 11:17:56 AM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: libstripper

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=XU7gnMSzf_c&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DXU7gnMSzf_c


12 posted on 03/09/2013 11:18:14 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Graybeard58

Still not sure about that. Evil and corrosive personalities seem to actually draw cancer. May not be enough to make a statistical significance, though.


13 posted on 03/09/2013 11:21:25 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: rellimpank; All

“yeah—curious about how the Cuban treatment would compare to anywhere else -—”

This is why I’d really like a FR ME to join in — hint, hint.


14 posted on 03/09/2013 11:28:03 AM PST by libstripper
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To: Hardraade

Still not sure about that...

...you’re still not sure that cancer strikes good people as well as bad???

...I know it’s probably better to ignore a statement as seemingly idiotic as yours, but I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt, and write it off to some sarcastic silliness...


15 posted on 03/09/2013 11:30:32 AM PST by IrishBrigade
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To: libstripper

If only he’d been a scientologist...

Nyuk nyuk.


16 posted on 03/09/2013 11:31:44 AM PST by DPMD
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To: libstripper

I will not regale in the suffering or death of ANY human being.

Prayers for his soul and for those of his family and friends.


17 posted on 03/09/2013 11:33:43 AM PST by WCH
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To: libstripper

Hard to believe that the wonderful Cuban health care didn’t cure his sorry ass.....


18 posted on 03/09/2013 11:34:12 AM PST by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: libstripper

If indeed Chavez had a type of sarcoma of or involving the psoas muscle here is a brief medical abstract on the topic...

http://publications.icr.ac.uk/1751/


19 posted on 03/09/2013 11:36:09 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: libstripper
too bad he didn't last another year or so suffering in agony, cause he didn't suffer nearly as much as he should have...
20 posted on 03/09/2013 11:37:27 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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