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Perky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 12:58 PM
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Ann Romney has lumpectomy
Ann Romney, who has battled multiple sclerosis, e-mails a statement to reporters about her health:

Last week, following my annual mammogram at Brigham and Women's Hospital, I was diagnosed with Ductal Carcinoma In Sutu (DCIS). While this is commonly referred to as early stage breast cancer, it is technically not cancer but rather pre-cancer, as it has not become invasive. Today, I have had a lumpectomy. This procedure does not require hospitalization.

Mitt and I feel fortunate to have caught this so early. And, it reminds us how important it is for women to have regular mammograms. As in all cases of cancer, early detection is critical. Many families are facing medical hardships our hearts go out to all of you and also our wishes for healing holidays.
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davsand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:03 PM
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1. May she heal quickly and without incident.
Very scary stuff for any woman to face. I think she is to be celebrated for being up front about this and bringing it to the public attention. Her courage may save lives if it spurs other women to get screened.



Laura
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T Wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:13 PM
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15. She better heal quickly or Mittens will follow McInsane's example and dump her for a
younger model.

Except that he might not want someone whose hair is as nice as his.
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:11 PM
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20. Classy. If it ever happens to someone you love, you may gain a little perspective.
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 04:24 AM
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26. I Don't Like Mitt's Politics At All, At All
But there is no evidence that he is anything less than a committed husband...That wasn't the case with McSame...
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PresidentObama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:04 PM
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2. Wow, I'm glad they caught it so early on.
I wish her and the Romney family the best.
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AndrewP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:04 PM
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3. Ironic. She once said on the campaign trail that having cancer would be better than having MS
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AndrewP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:06 PM
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5. Link
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Common Sense Party Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:33 PM
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7. Looks like she said she personally would have preferred at one point
to get cancer and DIE, rather than to continue living with the pain of MS.

Not the most sensitive thing to say--especially when there are millions who are living with one form of cancer or another, and many who have survived cancer--but it is an understandable thing for someone suffering to say.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:53 AM
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24. an unfortunate remark but I don't think her intention was evil
things just come out wrong sometimes
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CherokeeDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:06 PM
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4. It is very fortunate....
that this was caught early and that Ann Romney will be fine. However, how does this qualify as "Breaking News" on MSNBC? I swear, somebody need to have an intervention with the person who controls the the "Breaking News" button. Obviously, this person is in crisis. I am so tired of "Breaking News".
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leftynyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:10 PM
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6. Prayers for Mrs. Romney
I wish her good health. I'm glad they caught this so early.
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:35 PM
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8. From me too.
nt
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:35 PM
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9. Wow, glad it was caught early. I wish her good luck and a speedy recovery,
I wish cancer on no one.
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SidneyCarton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:36 PM
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10. Best of wishes to Mrs. Romney, and all who suffer from cancer.
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AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:16 PM
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11. And, it reminds us how important it is for women to have regular mammograms.
For those who have doctors and can afford them.

What's more important is to have health care in this country so that EVERY WOMAN, MAN and CHILD can go see the doctor when they need to. Put yourself in the place of the woman who doesn't have health care and can't afford to go see a doctor when she finds a lump on her breast. Try that, Ann.

If you want to know what fear is, try to put yourself in that woman's shoes.
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berni_mccoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:17 PM
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12. Godspeed your recovery Mrs. Romney.
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Phx_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:19 PM
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13. Scary stuff. I hope she's okay!
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T Wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:50 PM
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14. Headline hints that she had Mittens removed, because he really is a malignant lump of flesh.
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atimetocome Donating Member (236 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:56 PM
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18. grow up. Cancer is NOTHING to joke about.
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PresidentObama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:57 PM
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19. Not the time, nor place. n/t
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 02:31 PM
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29. You made several nasty cancer "jokes" in this thread
Be an adult and ask the Mods to delete them.

Shameful. It is obvious no one you've ever loved has suffered from cancer.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:51 PM
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16. I thank her for being open about it
I think it's good for people to hear how cancer can be caught and treated very early
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atimetocome Donating Member (236 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:54 PM
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17. Best to you Mrs.Romney
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:37 PM
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21. And the myth of "early detection" carries on...
*sigh* Early detection is not everything. If a cancer is really virulent, early detection means little to nothing.

The best early detection can do is give you a chance before a malignancy gets into the lymph nodes, or travels even more deeply throughout the body. But really, it's all about the pathology.
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camera obscura Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:41 AM
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22. Prayers for her. Thank God she caught it early. Hope this inspires women to keep checking!
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ruggerson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:49 AM
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23. Jeez, MS and now this
some people are given a lot to handle. I hope she has a full, quick recovery.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:29 AM
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25. She divorced Mittens?
seriously though, I hope she's ok..
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 06:00 AM
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27. Swift healing, Mrs. Romney, and a long and healthy life.
:hug:

Hekate


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Maru Kitteh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 02:28 PM
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28. She has my thoughts and prayers. I'm happy for the family that it wasn't more serious.
May she recover well.
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apocalypsehow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 02:33 PM
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30. Wish her all the best with treatment & recovery. n/t.
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