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Tom Brokaw Diagnosed With Cancer, Prognosis Encouraging
NBC News ^ | 02/12/2014

Posted on 02/12/2014 7:21:01 PM PST by SeekAndFind

In a personal note, NBC News Special Correspondent Tom Brokaw revealed he has been diagnosed with cancer and said he and his physicians are very encouraged with the progress he is making.

Brokaw, who has worked at NBC News since 1966, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow, in August at the Mayo Clinic. His doctors are optimistic about the outcome of the treatment he is receiving, and Brokaw said he remains “the luckiest guy I know.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cancer; tombrokaw

1 posted on 02/12/2014 7:21:01 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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I hope the treatment is successful.

Keep in mind that if the Marxists had their way 10, 20 years ago, Brokaw would be a definite statistic.

GTH, Marxists, you #ing scumbags!


3 posted on 02/12/2014 7:23:47 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: SeekAndFind

My father suffered from that. At the time it had its onset (1984) the expected survival was around 5 years (my father saw 3 of that). With modern advances, Brokaw probably has a more optimistic prognosis.

I hope that visible figures like this can use their soap boxes to remind us that Obamacare and like schemes will slay the golden goose of modern cures and better palliative treatments. This is not like doing it in England, where desperate cases could catch a plane to the USA and do what needed to be done. Where do you escape to from here?


4 posted on 02/12/2014 7:26:06 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar for you if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: SeekAndFind

...nah...id Rather not


5 posted on 02/12/2014 7:27:21 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: JRandomFreeper; Gene Eric

Don’t be an asshole.


6 posted on 02/12/2014 7:27:42 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

“Marxism” will craft its own hell.


7 posted on 02/12/2014 7:28:43 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar for you if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: EveningStar
Pound sand.

/johnny

8 posted on 02/12/2014 7:30:11 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Gene Eric

“Keep in mind that if the Marxists had their way 10, 20 years ago, Brokaw would be a definite statistic.”

well what goes around, comes around for libtards


9 posted on 02/12/2014 7:31:12 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: JRandomFreeper

I believe you are the one pounding the sand. You can’t push God backwards as much as you like to.


10 posted on 02/12/2014 7:31:19 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar for you if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Encouraging for EVERYBODY... here’s someone with a voice that can be heard, ready to speak up for what the free market medicine of old brought to pass, and you want to say what?

Yeah, don’t be an asshole.


11 posted on 02/12/2014 7:32:42 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar for you if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think it best for me not to comment on this thread. lol.


12 posted on 02/12/2014 7:33:35 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Prayers for Tom and his family.


13 posted on 02/12/2014 7:35:06 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I'll bet his eyes bugged out when he found out what the treatment is.


14 posted on 02/12/2014 7:35:18 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: GeronL
Don't even ask a question. The nancy girls have their panties in a twist.

/johnny

15 posted on 02/12/2014 7:35:27 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Then heaven is full of “nancy” and you don’t want to be there. Trust me. You’d hate it. Way too much love and mercy.


16 posted on 02/12/2014 7:36:29 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar for you if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Well, he should avoid getting pregnant :-)


17 posted on 02/12/2014 7:37:34 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar for you if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I don’t think that Barry was in the mood anyway. ;^)


18 posted on 02/12/2014 7:39:00 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: EveningStar; JRandomFreeper; Gene Eric

“Don’t be an asshole.”

I agree, best not to be an a-hole. But if you must, Brokaw is an excellent choice.


19 posted on 02/12/2014 7:39:02 PM PST by RFEngineer
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To: RFEngineer
I just ask a question, and I'm getting holy-rollers calling me an a-hole.

/johnny

20 posted on 02/12/2014 7:39:52 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

That’s better than getting God rolling over you and going to the hell you currently seem to be wanting.


21 posted on 02/12/2014 7:40:56 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar for you if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Too bad he doesn’t have Obamacare


22 posted on 02/12/2014 7:41:38 PM PST by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: JRandomFreeper

And you are answered, “everybody,” and you call that nancy.

Well, maybe instead of when God rescued you, maybe He should have been non-nancy and let you die so macho in that accident.

You have some attitude adjustments coming, courtesy of a nancy heaven....


23 posted on 02/12/2014 7:42:57 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar for you if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

“I just ask a question, and I’m getting holy-rollers calling me an a-hole.”

I think they are probably personally involved with the disease.

I know what that’s like.

Still,I think you are probably like me on this - while I don’t wish cancer on anyone, even my worst enemy, If cancer has to afflict somebody, better it be him than someone that matters.


24 posted on 02/12/2014 7:43:19 PM PST by RFEngineer
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To: RFEngineer

How do we know Brokaw will not matter.

It would be like saying Paul will not matter when he was Saul.

God says: Try guessing again. I know the end from the beginning and you don’t, buster.


25 posted on 02/12/2014 7:44:54 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar for you if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“How do we know Brokaw will not matter.”

I know he doesn’t matter. Hell is full of liars, what’s one more?


26 posted on 02/12/2014 7:48:56 PM PST by RFEngineer
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To: HiTech RedNeck
My father suffered from that. At the time it had its onset (1984) the expected survival was around 5 years (my father saw 3 of that).

My mother was diagnosed with MM in 1979, a week before I left home for college. They told her to expect 2-3 years. She survived 4.5 years.. until, just after I had finished college. Which, was a promise Jesus made to her two days after my birth... but, that's another story.

My first cousin was diagnosed in 1986. He only survived one year.

A great friend of my just passed from MM last year, after 15 years of treatment. So, it's definitely getting better.

Funny thing... just a week or so ago, my wife and I were driving and heard Brokaw on the radio. His voice sounded weak, and lispy. I told her, "Wow... Tom doesn't SOUND good... I wonder how he looks?".

Then, days later... I heard the bad news.

27 posted on 02/12/2014 7:49:55 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them!)
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To: RFEngineer

Nobody is in hell until he or she dies.

I greatly fear your hell is but a death away, currently.


28 posted on 02/12/2014 7:51:21 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar for you if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: SeekAndFind

really don’t care


29 posted on 02/12/2014 7:52:11 PM PST by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
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To: bravo whiskey

Said, caring enough to answer.

I think you do care, to tell us of how wonderful your attitude is. Supposedly.


30 posted on 02/12/2014 7:53:18 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar for you if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: SeekAndFind

31 posted on 02/12/2014 7:54:52 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Yup, Thalidomide has been an effective drug product for over 50 years. We’re still finding new uses for it. Good stuff.


32 posted on 02/12/2014 7:55:38 PM PST by onona (The entitlement army doesn’t vote for candidates, they vote for gravy.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“I greatly fear your hell is but a death away, currently.”

If that’s true I’ll give Brokaw your regards.


33 posted on 02/12/2014 7:55:40 PM PST by RFEngineer
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To: EveningStar

Thank you.


34 posted on 02/12/2014 8:52:24 PM PST by stormer
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To: RFEngineer

I have multiple myeloma. Some of the posts suck and are offensive to me. Get a life.


35 posted on 02/12/2014 8:57:52 PM PST by coop223
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To: SeekAndFind

encouraging for him, or us?


36 posted on 02/12/2014 8:59:33 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: SomeCallMeTim
I wouldn't wish this cancer in anyone. I've lived it for two years and it sucks. It's treatable, not cureable. Chemo, stem cell transplants, and more chemo. Not knowing when it's going to reappear blows. It's an ugly cancer.
37 posted on 02/12/2014 9:20:35 PM PST by coop223
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To: coop223

So sorry ro hear wha you are going through - the ‘not knowing whenit’s going to reappear...” - almost as hard as the rest.

Prayers that things will soon turn around for you -


38 posted on 02/12/2014 9:28:22 PM PST by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: coop223

“I have multiple myeloma.”

Sorry to hear that. Feel free to be offended if it makes you feel better. If I could pick an anti-American member of the press to suffer rather than you, I would.


39 posted on 02/12/2014 9:32:08 PM PST by RFEngineer
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To: JRandomFreeper

My first impression from the headline is that he must be terminal. The greatest literary hypocrisy ever perpetrated was when a man spits on every value that made America great, then profits by exploiting “The Greatest Generation”. The man is without virtue, conscience or any redeeming human trait.


40 posted on 02/12/2014 9:37:26 PM PST by Spok ("What're you going to believe-me or your own eyes?" -Marx (Groucho))
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To: Spok

Your post #40 was exactly correct. Still, I hope he recovers swiftly and that he is sorry for the propaganda he spouted over the years.


41 posted on 02/12/2014 10:09:23 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

The Marxists do not care that our system created the best lifestyle in the world, a place where everyone could aspire to be great, and created a place of economic wonder and military might. The Left hates the fact that some are not as hardworking, lucky or both and despite the fact that a poor person in America, legal or not, has food, healthcare, an apartment, an education, a cell phone, utility reimbursement and straight up cash for doing nothing, that is no enough.

They must kill the system so they can live behind armed guards while we starve and beg for government care and food.

Brokaw helped this move forward, his cancer is immaterial to my point other than the fact he wants Communism as bad as most of the American media.


42 posted on 02/12/2014 10:15:24 PM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

We are to pray for him.

But, I think a lot of the sentiment is that hoping he would be told by the ‘new health care’, youre too old, go home and take these pills.

But that wont happen, he is of the elite, so will receive what is best. The system has been broken, as planned.


43 posted on 02/13/2014 2:08:23 AM PST by RoadGumby (This is not where I belong, Take this world and give me Jesus.)
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To: coop223
It's treatable, not cureable. Chemo, stem cell transplants, and more chemo. Not knowing when it's going to reappear blows. It's an ugly cancer.

Yes... I saw that in my friend, Roger. I only knew him 3 years... met him in a church golf group. But, he was one of those rare people that, after you've spent an hour with him? You feel like you've been best friends all your life.

After I told him about my Mom, he started telling me all the treatments he'd been given. He was among the first "clinical trial" patients that got marrow transplants at some clinic in Arkansas, more than 15 years ago. They were pretty successful.

When it came back this last time, he happened to already be sick... too sick to do the transplants again. It was touch and go for awhile. Then, not.

I probably shouldn't be telling you that story.. sorry. But, he was such a tremendous person. He was always proud knowing that the crap he was going through, would eventually help someone else in the future... as treatments get better. Some day, it might well be me.

God be with you in your struggles.

44 posted on 02/13/2014 7:29:37 AM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them!)
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To: coop223

BTW>>

I don’t know about all cases, but... I am 95% convinced my mother and cousin’s cancer were triggered by drinking water that was contaminated with PCB’s and/or Carbon Tet, or Per-chlor ethylene... wastes from a Vinyl Chloride plant.

They USED to be dumped into open pits near the town where I lived...”magic pits”... I have personal knowledge about this. At that time, the town drinking water came from relatively shallow wells. They later switched to surface water.

We had a CLUSTER of blood related cancers: Myeloma, leukemia, etc.... mostly among the young mothers in the area. It would be easier for me to tell you which of my neighborhood friend’s mother’s DIDN’T get some kind of cancer.

I know my analysis is not “scientific”.... but, I know enough to be convinced.


45 posted on 02/13/2014 7:39:10 AM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them!)
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To: RoadGumby

“Karma” (to use the term figuratively) isn’t always that direct.

We need to try to grasp the general ways in which God works (and the bible outlines them quite well in its stories) and not just let the “anger of man” drive us to the first thing we can think of in a spiritual stupor.

When we do try to grasp it, we see a more complex picture. We see God striving to actually BLESS a world that is in the midst of clamoring for the right to go to hell.

And sometimes that will bring God’s “longsuffering” attribute into play. Sometimes someone will be evil all his life and retribution won’t happen until the end. Or, someone may be destined to have a change of heart, but it’s going to be in the future, and so we see God being much more merciful to someone than he deserves and we wonder why. We don’t have the crystal ball, though.

If there’s one thing about many Freepers, it’s that longsuffering is not their strong suit. They long for that instant karma, they see anything less as unworthy of Ultimate Justice. They don’t yet (or don’t yet fully) realize, in many cases, that if that instant karma had come to them, they’d be goners. They don’t know what a friend that mercy is.


46 posted on 02/13/2014 9:24:51 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar for you if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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