Skip to comments.Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Wolf, Says He Has Prostate Cancer
Posted on 02/24/2016 2:05:48 PM PST by TroutStalker
Gov. Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania has a treatable form of prostate cancer that was "thankfully detected early," he announced on Wednesday. He will continue to serve as governor while undergoing treatment that will last several months.
The diagnosis comes as Mr. Wolf, a Democrat elected in 2014, is locked in a tight battle with the Republican-led General Assembly over the state budget. He will begin treatment in the coming weeks, he said, without providing details, but will first take some time off to spend with his family.
Mr. Wolf, who said doctors detected the cancer when "a regular checkup revealed abnormalities," is the second governor from a Mid-Atlantic state who has recently confronted a cancer diagnosis.
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My commiserations with the governor, but Iâve seen countless people who have survived Prostate cancer and are still alive after many years. Rudy Giuliani and Bob Dole, to mention two of them.
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From the limited information, I would guess radioactive pellets.
I am sure the left wing democrat governor will be using obamacare for his treatment...
Oh wait - he wants that for you and me. He will use the best heath care money can buy.
Make him settle the budget before he can get treatment!!!
What an ......
Yesterday’s Penn Live News:
Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers.
State lawmakers are asking Pennsylvania’s fiscal watchdog to figure out how the Wolf administration spent $37.5 billion since last July 1, even though the state went six months without an approved budget.
Wolf is spending as though “he has an open checkbook,” a spokeswoman for Senate Republicans tells The Tribune-Review. “We’re concerned about checks and balances.”
Lawmakers authorized a $23.4 billion budget last December. Since Jan. 1, the administration has spent about $12.8 billion, the Trib reports, citing Treasury Department data.
State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, a Democrat like Wolf, said he’s reviewing the audit request submitted by leaders in the state House and Senate, the newspaper reported.
Administration spokesman Jeffrey Sheridan “did not address why the governor appeared to have spent far more than he requested ... $33.7 billion for 12 months ... for fiscal 2015 16,” the newspaper reported.
Speaking as a man diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer 18 months ago, I have a few words of advice to all men.
No later than at 40 years of age, get an annual PSA test and keep track of the trend. If it is steadily rising, seriously consider a biopsy when it hits 2.5. Once it gets to 4.0, demand a biopsy.
There is a lot of controversy as to whether to ever get a biopsy. That suggestion is based on a panel of so-called experts who claim that the stress of getting a biopsy is worse than actually knowing if you hack cancer. That panel was funded through Obamacare.
There is not a single top cancer center that agreed with that bullshit.
Your insurance company does not care about you, PERIOD.
If you have a PSA of 4.0 demand a biopsy. If your doctor says you don’t need one, fire your doctor and do a self-referral to a cancer center yourself. If your insurance company says they won’t pay, let me know and I will give you the words to use to get them to pay. It’s pretty easy.
As for whether sugary or radiation is the best treatment for cancer that is still contained within the prostate, the latest research is that surgery is better than radiation for most people. Proton therapy works well, but you have to catch it VERY EARLY.
If you can get to a major cancer center for treatment, or at least second opinion, you should do so. The two very best are MD Anderson in Houston or Sloan-Kettering, but there are others that are also very good. The advantage of a major cancer center is that they have the most up to date treatment options and clinical trials. Too often, people with any type of cancer go to a major cancer center when it is too late to help when they could have been helped earlier
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