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Warren Buffett tells investors he has cancer
MSNBC.com ^ | April 17, 2012 | Allison Linn

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at bottomline.msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cancer; warrenbuffet; warrenbuffett

1 posted on 04/17/2012 2:52:16 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

It’s stage one and is no real threat to his health.


2 posted on 04/17/2012 2:54:04 PM PDT by BipolarBob ("Oh no, I'm not sick, well I'm not physically sick anyway. Mentally I'm sick beyond any doctor's abi)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I’m sory to hear that. I wouldn’t wish Prostate Cancer on anyone.


3 posted on 04/17/2012 2:54:41 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Warren Boofay is a cancer.


4 posted on 04/17/2012 2:54:41 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

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! ;^)


5 posted on 04/17/2012 2:54:52 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“Get in there and SELL, SELL, SELL!”


6 posted on 04/17/2012 2:55:25 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

7 posted on 04/17/2012 2:57:20 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

WOW and this happened just as Glenn Beck was exposing his Keystone pipeline antics.


8 posted on 04/17/2012 2:59:15 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: forgotten man
Warren Boofay is a cancer.

Predictable.

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.

9 posted on 04/17/2012 3:02:40 PM PDT by x
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Perhaps ObamaCare can help?


10 posted on 04/17/2012 3:06:08 PM PDT by jcon40
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To: jcon40

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.


11 posted on 04/17/2012 3:10:02 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: x

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


12 posted on 04/17/2012 3:12:28 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Gee, I wonder if there's any connection to all that "free" birth control -- Google birth control pill prostate cancer

Must be Obama's fault! ;-)

13 posted on 04/17/2012 3:17:44 PM PDT by maryz
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

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.


14 posted on 04/17/2012 3:23:00 PM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Buffett should just take some pain killers. He’s too old for treatment.


15 posted on 04/17/2012 3:27:52 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

A shame a man of his accomplishments has chosen to back Obama.


16 posted on 04/17/2012 3:29:32 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Bluestocking

Yes.


17 posted on 04/17/2012 3:30:45 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I wish I was 81 when prostate cancer first arrived. I was 52 and 57.

He’s lucky.


18 posted on 04/17/2012 3:32:02 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: The Antiyuppie
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.

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"!

19 posted on 04/17/2012 3:36:33 PM PDT by ssaftler (Obama 2008: "Hope and Change" Obama 2012: "Excuses and Blame")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

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.


20 posted on 04/17/2012 3:36:33 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

A man lives long enough the chancer are high for getting this type of cancer.


21 posted on 04/17/2012 3:46:47 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Romney just makes me tired all over.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

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.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2010/07/14/how_warren_buffett_is_helping_new_abortion_providers.html


22 posted on 04/17/2012 4:01:33 PM PDT by free me (heartless)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Horrible news. Prayers for a quick recovery and peace for his family during this awful time.


23 posted on 04/17/2012 4:10:27 PM PDT by napscoordinator (VOTE FOR NEWT!!!!)
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To: Lancey Howard

Lancey,
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.
NAPS


24 posted on 04/17/2012 4:13:59 PM PDT by napscoordinator (VOTE FOR NEWT!!!!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

He is too old to receive treatment.....per obamacare.


25 posted on 04/17/2012 4:19:13 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: Terry Mross

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!”


26 posted on 04/17/2012 4:54:33 PM PDT by Froggie
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

...and so goes Obama’s last chance to get re-elected.


27 posted on 04/17/2012 4:54:38 PM PDT by BobL
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

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?


28 posted on 04/17/2012 5:01:24 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Bluestocking

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!


29 posted on 04/17/2012 5:13:51 PM PDT by CH3CN (A stitch in time is worth two in the bush.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

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.


30 posted on 04/17/2012 5:30:14 PM PDT by supermop (Cleaning up the mess Obama will leave)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Warren’s QALY score is still high enough to get treatment, at his age? Oh yeah, being Obama’s useful idiot raises your number.


31 posted on 04/17/2012 5:38:26 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: napscoordinator

???

As long as you’ve been around here and I still need a /s tag?


32 posted on 04/17/2012 6:42:22 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Dang it Lancey.....you got me.....lol. That made me laugh hard. I am an idiot sometimes for sure.


33 posted on 04/17/2012 6:52:35 PM PDT by napscoordinator (VOTE FOR NEWT!!!!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

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.


34 posted on 04/17/2012 7:55:59 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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