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Tue Apr 17, 2012, 05:08 PM

Warren Buffett Cancer: Berkshire Hathaway CEO Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer

Source: Huffington Post

Famed billionaire investor Warren Buffett has been diagnosed with stage-1 prostate cancer, according to Bloomberg TV. Berkshire Hathaway, the firm where the 81-year-old Buffett is CEO, said the diagnosis "isn't remotely life threatening."



Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/17/warren-buffett-cancer-prostate_n_1432689.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

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Reply Warren Buffett Cancer: Berkshire Hathaway CEO Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer (Original post)
bathroommonkey76 Apr 2012 OP
unblock Apr 2012 #1
bathroommonkey76 Apr 2012 #2
bathroommonkey76 Apr 2012 #3
NICO9000 Apr 2012 #4
xchrom Apr 2012 #5
banned from Kos Apr 2012 #6
goclark Apr 2012 #7
OmahaBlueDog Apr 2012 #8
ag_dude Apr 2012 #9

Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2012, 05:12 PM

1. any bets he gets the brand new ultrasound zap procedure (link)?

http://www.webmd.com/prostate-cancer/news/20120417/ultrasound-male-lumpectomy-for-prostate-cancer

Ultrasound 'Male Lumpectomy' for Prostate Cancer
Ultrasound Treatment Zaps Tumors, Leaves Healthy Prostate Intact
By Peter Russell
WebMD Health NewsReviewed by Laura J. Martin, MDApril 17, 2012 -- An experimental treatment zaps prostate tumors while leaving healthy prostate tissue intact.

It's been called "male lumpectomy," because like less-invasive forms of breast cancer surgery, it removes tumors without removing the entire organ affected by cancer.

The treatment, under development by Hashim Ahmed, MD, and colleagues at London's University College Hospital, uses high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to blast away small patches of cancer cells. This "focal therapy" is intended to reduce the serious side effects common with standard treatments for prostate cancer.

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Tue Apr 17, 2012, 05:13 PM

2. He probably has one of those in his basement. nt

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Tue Apr 17, 2012, 05:17 PM

3. The Wall Street Journal are reporting that he will beging radiation treatments in July.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2012, 05:25 PM

4. I seem to recall that if a man lives long enough, he'll probably get it at some point

Obviously, colonoscopies and digital rectal exams help identify problems early. I've also heard that having sex on a regular basis may help as well - hope so anyway!



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Response to NICO9000 (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 17, 2012, 05:39 PM

5. Yes, most men, if they live long enough

Will probably get it.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2012, 05:40 PM

6. I love Rain Dogs - and Buffett is a great Democratic spokesman

 

I wish him well.

and Tom Waits is my Messiah.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2012, 07:20 PM

7. He is a gem and best wishes during his treatment.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2012, 08:06 PM

8. He's a sick old man, as evidenced by this story:

An unbilled guest star appeared on-stage with Jimmy Buffett at his concert Saturday night at the CenturyLink Center Omaha.

Warren Buffett, coming off his recent performance at the Omaha Press Club Show, took the stage again, but this time he didn't sing nor did he play his famous ukulele.

Instead, Warren Buffett jokingly welcomed everyone to the Berkshire Hathaway stockholders meeting.

At that point, Jimmy interjected, telling Warren that the meeting was actually next month.

http://www.omaha.com/article/20120414/NEWS01/120419761#a-special-guest-at-buffett-concert

Get well soon, Warren -- and I'll see you at the stockholder's meeting.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2012, 10:58 PM

9. I've been told by friends

that some doctors are actually recommending just ignoring prostate cancer now.

It's extremely likely you'll die from something else before the cancer takes you out and the treatment is absolutely brutal.

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