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Serial Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 09:00 AM
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Tony Snow has cancer
Edited on Tue Mar-27-07 09:11 AM by cmt928
Source: MSNBC TV

Reported that growth removed was cancer


Edit: Added link to News Alert on CNN

Read more: http://www.cnn.com /



Don't like him, but
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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 09:01 AM
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1. I wish him the best.
Edited on Tue Mar-27-07 09:02 AM by brentspeak
Get well, Mr.Snow.
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Akoto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 09:01 AM
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2. More info ...
Edited on Tue Mar-27-07 09:02 AM by Akoto
CNN just stated that the growth in his abdomen was cancerous, and it has spread to his liver.

As much as I might disagree with his politics, I hope that he pulls through. I lost both of my grandfathers to cancer and would not wish it upon my worst enemy.
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YDogg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 09:04 AM
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5. Agreed.
Horrible news for anyone to hear, and I wish him well.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 09:16 AM
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21. Politics aside------Best to your Health Tony.
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Bubba Zanetti Donating Member (33 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 10:06 AM
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47. I am heartened by the response on this board
I hope he heals. I am glad to see the heart on this board healing.... with the lack of nasty comments.
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:36 AM
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86. Welcome to DU! I think we all hope he beats this, although I certainly
don't claim to speak for anybody else here.

We do stay in touch with our higher selves here - and a lot moreso than it might appear at first glance.
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faithnotgreed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 01:58 PM
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117. well said bubba - there is a great deal of heart on this board
and is being well displayed today which is a beautiful thing
best wishes tony and family

and elizabeth and all those suffering today
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 03:39 PM
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 04:33 PM
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147. Read this
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

And stop being a jerk about a guy who gets cancer, or else we're going to censor you again.
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mcar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 10:13 AM
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49. That is not good
My father died of colorectal cancer that spread to his liver. That was in 1987. Hopefully there are better treatments now.

I feel for him and his family.
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caledesi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 10:32 AM
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56. A friend of mine died two years ago at age 60. Same deal.
Had colorectal cancer that spread to liver. The thing most people don't know is that it is NOT liver cancer; it is colorected cancer in the liver. She died within 6 months.
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:32 AM
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84. The spread-to-the-liver part concerns me. That's not good.
Edited on Tue Mar-27-07 11:38 AM by calimary
Just simply an ICKY, ICKY disease. I feel bad for him. Is the pancreas affected, too? I remember when Michael Landon announced he had pancreatic cancer. It snuffed him out in something like three months. When it invades those inner organs... bummer.
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DrDan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 09:01 AM
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3. not good, but
my prayers are with him and his family
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 09:02 AM
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4. it has spread to his liver
this isn't good. :(

My feelings aside about him, I wish him and his family healing vibes.
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Ninja Jordan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 09:04 AM
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6. Only 51 years old. Why are younger folks getting cancer?
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 09:05 AM
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9. not sure, but I think it runs in his family
:(
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DesertRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 06:15 PM
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157. Tony's mom died of colon cancer when he was 17.
:-(
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 10:02 AM
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46. I've noticed that too, Ninja
I know of two young men, one in his twenties and the other in his thirties, who got cancer. They are both still with us but it's been a big battle for the both of them.

Hope Tony comes out of it OK but it doesn't sound good because it's spread to his liver and also because it's a recurrence.
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Hobarticus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 10:49 AM
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59. I know three people under fifty with cancer....
Edited on Tue Mar-27-07 10:51 AM by Hobarticus
One just passed away, she was in her mid-thirties. One guy just shy of fifty with colon cancer. One woman in her early thirties with breast cancer.

Something's not right. Whether it's what we eat or whatever, something is just not right.
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:35 AM
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85. my take on it is this
the food chain is contaminated with all of this GMO food.

This particular generation has been heavily exposed to many toxins as well and many of us grew up in places where refineries, etc. were running unregulated.

The baby boomers everyone is so afraid might live to collect a pension may well be long gone before they ever have a chance to retire.

I've known of several friends that died of cancer - all under the age of 50 years, including my best friend and my own brother!

:kick:
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Ninja Jordan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:52 AM
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92. Sucks, sorry.
I'm so sick of the republican/libertarian douchebags trying to prevent enviro-regs. Without govt regulation of water, air, food, etc, cancer will happen in younger and younger people. I am sure of it.
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:58 AM
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94. I agree
Edited on Tue Mar-27-07 12:00 PM by CountAllVotes
I spoke with a young woman the other day that was 23 years old and was advised to get a mammogram for no specific reason. It was a total :wtf: moment for me.

I really believe the the toxins in the environment and the GMO'd food (and non-GMO'd food) are the culprits.

Best to buy organic if at all possible and avoid toxins if you can in every way possible.

:kick:

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Vilis Veritas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 12:09 PM
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98. The unfortunate reality...
is that Organic garners a premium on the food isles that most americans can not afford, or at least think they can not afford. A dozen eggs, .99 or 3.99? A box of granola, 1.99 or 5.99? Oatmeal, .99 or 3.99? You get my point. When you are trying to feed a family of four on 30k, you are most likely NOT buying organic.

The good news is that prices have been trending down lately...here is a good article if you are trying to eat more organic foods. It is short and has a couple of really good tips.

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/food/articles/...

Peace and eat free (pesticide free, that is...)
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progressivebydesign Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 02:33 PM
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123. or become a locavore if possible.
If you can't afford organic, and you're in an area that supports it, an option is going to small farms, etc., as they traditionally use less chemicals, etc. than corporate farmers. WIth so much produce now imported, you can be sure that banned chemicals are being used on the food.
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 03:11 PM
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137. right!
Edited on Tue Mar-27-07 03:12 PM by CountAllVotes
Just read the ingredients and don't buy anything with a lot of crap in it ever!

Buy organic if you can find it and afford it.

You avoid the junk at the very least.

Esp. trans fats! They are deadly!

:kick:

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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 02:36 PM
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124. you can do it
I do it on far less than that.

Join Costco - they sell many organic foods now at a tremendous discount.

Don't buy any more red meat. It costs too much anyway and it is not good for you.

Buy what you can afford to buy (like bulk organic oatmeal, flour, etc.) and learn to cook these good foods. I make an organic lasagna that makes about 10 huge servings for about $10.

I don't eat eggs myself so I don't care if I buy a dozen once in a great while for a bit more.

There is a local farmer's market too with organic produce that is a lot less than Safeway's pesticide ridden produce.

When things are on sale that keep, stock up.

You have to be a smart shopper and know where to go.

It can be done! :D


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AngryOldDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 05:45 PM
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154. I may be shouted down for this, but....
...look at all the chemicals and "additives" that have been added to our food supply over our lifetimes. I ate a LOT of meat, etc., as a kid, and I really don't want to think about all the carcinogens I've ingested over the years. Too late now, anyway. That's why whenever possible I get organic stuff, or free range stuff.

I think that's part of it. Also, I think we've become more aware of the disease and people aren't hiding it like they may have had in years past.
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Carni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 09:05 AM
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8. Same here--that liver aspect isn't good
The man isn't one of my faves either, but I wish him and his family the best in his fight against cancer.
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SCRUBDASHRUB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 03:49 PM
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142. My late grandfather, may he rest in peace, died of liver cancer.
Very sad indeed. Though I don't agree with his politics, my prayers are with him and his family.
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Carni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 04:00 PM
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143. I hear you
My Father died of brain cancer at age 62.

The only saving grace with the brain cancer was that he was never in pain.
I guess that is not uncommon when the cancer originates in the brain (not sure why)

It was a VERY hard time for our family and I was in my early 30's.
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liberalnurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 09:39 AM
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33. No it is not.....
Edited on Tue Mar-27-07 09:39 AM by liberalnurse
He won't be back at the White House to work.
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Delphinus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:07 AM
Response to Reply #4
65. Agreed.
Healing vibes to Tony and all of his loved ones.
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Tyler Durden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 09:04 AM
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7. May he get well...
...and may the experience open his eyes.
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Serial Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 09:08 AM
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15. that is a good thought....
open his eyes to see!
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 12:56 PM
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101. That was my first thought. Can he square his lying for a corrupt
administration with the fact that he has a possibly fatal disease?

I'd like to hear the argument he has to be having with himself. That is IF he has a conscience.
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 09:06 AM
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10. My sympathies to him and to his family
And my hope that those few DUers (and I emphasize that it was just a few) that were suggesting that Snow's surgery was just a ploy will STFU in the future.
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 09:06 AM
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11. A pre-emptive message from the DU Admins.
I have instructed the moderators that they have my permission to remove wildly inappropriate comments about Tony Snow having cancer, if such comments are posted. I know most DUers would never post such things. But if there are any trolls out there who are thinking of posting such things... Don't.
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Tyler Durden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 09:12 AM
Response to Reply #11
17. Yes Daddy.
Actually never crossed my mind...have I finally grown up?

Maybe...
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YvonneCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 10:50 AM
Response to Reply #11
60. Thanks, Skinner...
...for doing that. It's like in my family...family is always more important than politics. Our humanity here at DU should always transcend the political discussion.
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:30 AM
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81. Understood. Good post.
Edited on Tue Mar-27-07 11:31 AM by calimary
Hey, if Elizabeth Edwards can be a fully-fledged adult about this dreadful disease, and contact him to buck him up, it's a good example to follow. THIS is when you take the high road, and it DOESN'T lead you over a cliff. Hang in there, Tony. Cancer CAN be beaten.
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iamjoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 05:07 PM
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151. He Was So Kind To Her
I mean, he said really nice things after Thursday's Press Conference. It wasn't the normal wishy-washy triangulating political bull (we've heard from both Democrats and Republicans on other issues).

It seemed like genuine heartfelt empathy.

I hope he keeps fighting. I hope he can come back to work. Admit it, most of us wouldn't like whoever was doing that job. So, it might as well be Tony showing another brave face of cancer to the nation.
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geiger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 02:46 PM
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130. I called my (Reopublican) mother at work about today's announcement.
I didn't want her to read it in the paper or trip across it on the news. she got to see him speak in person once, and whatever you think of his (or her) politics, it is shocking and saddening to think of someone with so much enthusiasm and optimism and love for his job end up like this. she just thought the world of him and his speech and manner of talking with people. He deserves all the support and good wishes that can go his way.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:57 PM
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175. I am very sorry to hear about Mr. Snow's woes
Edited on Tue Mar-27-07 11:58 PM by Skittles
I would not wish this on my worst enemy - and anyone who does not feel the same way needs to wonder where their humanity went
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partylessinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 09:06 AM
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12. When Snow took the job as Press Secretary I felt it was a bad decision
and put him at greater risk because of the stress inherent in the position. He took that risk and now may be paying the price. Was * worth this to Snow? I wonder.






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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:42 AM
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88. Good point. Stress is NOT helpful for someone like him - who had it
once already. Stress just aggravates it, hurts the immune system, all that stuff. And that particular job isn't a walk in the park. ESPECIALLY lately. Wouldn't surprise me if he hadn't already been wondering if it was worth it to stay and have to go through that televised beating every day.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-28-07 08:57 AM
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178. When I saw him that first day, I thought he did not look "well" n/t
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 09:06 AM
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13. AP Link: Tests show Snow's cancer has returned
Tests show Snow's cancer has returned 1 minute ago



WASHINGTON - Presidential spokesman Tony Snow's surgery to remove a small growth showed that his cancer has returned, the White House said Tuesday.

Snow, 51, had his colon removed in 2005 and underwent six months of chemotherapy after being diagnosed with colon cancer. A small growth was discovered last year in his lower right pelvic area, and it was removed on Monday. Doctors determined that it was cancerous, and that his cancer had metastasized, or spread, to his liver, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said.

She said Snow is resting comfortably after his surgery and has pledged to aggressively fight the disease with an as-yet-to-be-determined treatment course.

"He said he's going to beat it again," Perino said in an emotional morning briefing with White House reporters. "When I talked to him, he was in very good spirits."
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070327/ap_on_go_pr_wh/tony... ;_ylt=AqWJIK0UoEVN3YZQbgWq40qyFz4D

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kath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 09:18 AM
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24. WTF - why the delay of 3 months or more???
" A small growth was discovered last year in his lower right pelvic area, and it was removed on Monday."
Jeebus - if a person has a history of colon cancer, why the hell would his docs wait **three months** or more to investigate a new growth in his abdomen or pelvis???

sounds like the crappy, negligent care my father-in-law received from Kaiser in Denver for his colon cancer.
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Marnieworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 09:47 AM
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36. my limited understanding is that they conducted a test on it and it was negative
Benign. They thought that they were just removing a benign growth today so this was a shock. But doublecheck me.
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Carni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 02:37 PM
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125. I don't think they did a biopsy
I believe I heard their assumption was based on blood tests not a biopsy
(they never know for sure until they remove the thing and test it formally)

I also don't understand why they would screw around for three months given his medical history?

Maybe his crappy *employer* didn't want him to take time off?!

I wish the man and his family well!
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Marnieworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 02:42 PM
Response to Reply #125
126. hindsight is 20/20
But yah, it doesn't seem too "cautiously aggressive" to me. So sad. 51.
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Carni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 02:50 PM
Response to Reply #126
132. All these cases of cancer freak me out
I don't even like thinking about it! :(
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Lost-in-FL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 06:01 PM
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156. Sometimes (very few times) it is the patient's fault
There are MANY reasons for delays on treatment and not necessarily due to negligence. Maybe the lesion in the pelvis was stable and they just found the liver lesion by accident. Sometimes they check, and re-check a problem area but they do not screen other body parts. :shrug:

I have seen people postponing tests cause they are TOO AFRAID to find out they have cancer again. This happens with patients who suffered from cancer and underwent very painful treatments. Sometimes it is that they are too optimistic cause they are doing so well. You never know, maybe he knew about this but was too busy to do something about it. You cannot operate on someone who doesn't want to be treated. Of course, it could be negligence.

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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 09:07 AM
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14. Tests show Snow's cancer has returned
Source: Associated Press

Tests show Snow's cancer has returned

3 minutes ago

WASHINGTON - Presidential spokesman Tony Snow's surgery to remove
a small growth showed that his cancer has returned, the White House
said Tuesday.

-snip-

She said Snow is resting comfortably after his surgery and has pledged
to aggressively fight the disease with an as-yet-to-be-determined treatment
course.

"He said he's going to beat it again," Perino said in an emotional morning
briefing with White House reporters. "When I talked to him, he was in very
good spirits."

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070327/ap_on_go_pr_wh/tony...
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southernleftylady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 09:12 AM
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16. I wonder how the right is going to respond to this diffrent than to the Edwards...
I am thinking of both of thier families and hope for the best :(
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BluePatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 10:01 AM
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44. ...
Perhaps two high visibility cancer cases will draw attention/donations to research for a cure. You never know, they could team up much like Bush 41/Clinton for the tsunami.

Best to Tony Snow.
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 09:14 AM
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18. Very grim news.....
I feel great sadness for his family
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urizenxvii Donating Member (40 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 09:15 AM
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19. argh
too much cancer! No one deserves to have it.
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:47 AM
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90. Welcome to DU! Truly. Bummer, isn't it?
In fact, I was just on the phone with the father of one of my kids' schoolmates. The grandma (his mom) had just died. Cancer. Just diagnosed. Man, it's everywhere.

Who knows - maybe with a few higher-profile victims in close time-proximity like this...

You never know. Cancer used to be an automatic death sentence, and an imminent one. That's not necessarily true anymore, in all cases.
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LionInWinter Donating Member (344 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 09:15 AM
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20. Peace
Although I certainly don't agree with much of what he has had to say, I wish him peace and strength as he confronts this.

His mother died of colon cancer when he was 17, so unfortunately the family is not unfamiliar with this.
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entanglement Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 09:17 AM
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22. Sorry to hear that - it seems the cancer's metastasized to his liver
(He was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2005 and had his colon removed.)
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phusion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 09:17 AM
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23. I wish him the best... n/t
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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 09:21 AM
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25. I wish him the best Wonder if Rush will say this is political
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LibDemAlways Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 09:58 AM
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42. Very bad news. Wonder if he'll
keep working....and be criticized for it.
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peaches2003 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 10:31 AM
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55. Wonder if...
Rush and others of his ilk will say TS is making this up like they said the Edwards are doing?
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 09:26 AM
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26. Best wishes for a recovery. At least he has good medical coverage,
unlike so many of his fellow citizens.
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Lost4words Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 09:26 AM
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27. At least we know he has great health insurance.
I wonder if he will have a Lee Atwater moment?

My family has ZERO health insurance at present.

8643
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 10:51 PM
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171. It won't do him any good, most likely
Especially considering the way insurance companies find loopholes to avoid paying benefits.
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 09:27 AM
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29. Aw, jeez.
Liver cancer. Just hearing this news chills me to the bone.

I know he has the best of care, and I hope the doctors can restore him to good health, and a long happy life with his family. Maybe some DU physician members can enlighten us on the state of the art in treating liver cancer.

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MGD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 09:32 AM
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31. Gemzar and tomotherapy come to mind
I'm not a physician.
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Ramsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 04:16 PM
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145. It sounds like metastatic disease
Probably he has colon cancer metastatic to the liver, not primary liver cancer (quite rare in the US).

If he has only a few masses in the liver, they may be resectable or amenable to radiosurgery. Otherwise he would probably get chemotherapy. Some people will do fairly well for a while (i.e. a couple of years) if their liver disease can be resected.
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greyghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-28-07 03:36 PM
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183. Your assessment ...
is spot on.
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MGD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 09:31 AM
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30. I deal with liver cancer every day. I can empathize w/ you Mr. Snow. Never, never, never quit.
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 09:44 AM
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35. I'm very sorry to hear that, MGD.
I'm glad you're a fighter. I agree, never give up. :hug:
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MGD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 01:14 PM
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106. It's my mother, not me but thank you on her behalf. nt
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 01:36 PM
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115. I'm sorry you're going through that.
She's lucky to have you. I mean that sincerely. I think sometimes it takes more strength to watch someone you love go through that kind of illness, than to have it yourself.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:31 AM
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82. my thoughts are with you as well, MGD
:hug:
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MGD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 01:15 PM
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107. It's my mother, not me but thank you on her behalf.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 02:42 PM
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127. sending her the same vibes
:)
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:51 AM
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91. Wow - sorry to hear that.
And yet, you're living to tell. At least we have that.

Stay rested and as Class Warrior would say - NGU!!!
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MGD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 01:29 PM
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109. It's my mother, not me but thank you on her behalf.
she is living to tell though. She wasn't ready to give up and die and she hasn't. All I can say is thank god she had good health insurance because that makes all the difference in the world in a battle like this. For example, she just got her bill from the hospital and one, just one of her non-chemotherapy prescription drugs was over $8,000. Her insurance picked up 90% of it but she's still stuck with over $800 for this one drug that she doesn't even know the name of. A total abdominal hysterectomy a few months back cost around $80,000 (and it turned out that it was unnecessary too). A month's supply of Zofran sublingual for nausea is over $3,000. The Marinol is around a grand too I believe. Same for the narcotics. Lab test after lab test is running into the thousand dollar/month range and then there's the Chemo itself and, possibly, radiation therapy which will be tens of thousands of dollars. As I said, a battle against cancer is all about health insurance. She struggled and clawed her way out of poverty in her youth and managed to get a job with good benefits which has been a major blessing but I know there are many others who are not nearly so fortunate.
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 03:41 PM
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139. I'm sending good vibes to your mom (and to you)
Having recently gone through a cancer diagnosis myself, I know all about the costs and the insurance.

Your mom sounds like an amazing woman and a real fighter. All best wishes to her. I know it's hard on the family as well. :hug:
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peacefreak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 09:37 AM
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32. That's a hard road to go down.
May he find comfort & strength in his family's love.
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wilt the stilt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 09:41 AM
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34. Colon spread to liver
My mom passed away from this exact diagnosis. Usually once it hits the liver it is probably a couple of years at best.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 10:53 PM
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172. My grandmother, too...
Mercifully, things didn't really get bad for her until the last month.
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Limelight Donating Member (402 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 09:48 AM
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37. Just saw that...
Edited on Tue Mar-27-07 09:49 AM by Limelight
I survived cancer a ways back and so I feel for him. I also know that job of lying to the nation contributed to this. When I had my cancer removed I was healthy for a good bit, but then I went through a time of high stress in my life and it showed up again.

While I definitely think this is a karmic kinda thing, bottom line he's a human being and I pray that he makes a full recovery.
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:52 AM
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93. Welcome to DU! To you AND wilt the stilt!
Stress is a killer, all by itself.
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 09:49 AM
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38. This is terrible news for Mr. Snow and his family. God bless them.
I hope he can fight this awful disease. :(
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tnlefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 09:52 AM
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39. I swear I heard a radio clip of him saying that he thought it was nothing
to worry about. I'm sorry for him and his family that he was wrong.
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mac56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 09:57 AM
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40. My best friend died when cancer entered his liver.
I wish Tony Snow the best. Here's to his recovery.
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neverforget Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 09:57 AM
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41. My dad had many cancers and lived about 15 years with them. He
had skin, prostate, bladder, colon, liver, spleen cancer and finally leukemia. He had his spleen removed in 2001 but they found a spot on his liver. His checkups showed he was doing okay with it. Then last year, he got sick, went into the hospital and was diagnosed with acute myloid leukemia. He died within a week.

I may not like Tony Snow's politics but he has a family and they will suffer with him as he fights this cancer. I wish nothing but the best and my prayers are with him and his family.
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Yavin4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 10:02 AM
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45. As Our Population Gets Older, We Will Hear More and More Stories About People Getting Cancer
Unfortunately, this is life. This is real. Last week, it was John Edwards' wife, and this week it's Tony Snow. As we age, we become more vulnerable to cancer. Yes, tragically, young people are exposed to it as well, but not in the same numbers as older people.

As a person who has lost a Mother and a Sister to cancer, I know this pain all too well.
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Danieljay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 12:03 PM
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95. With all due respect for you and your family, cancer isn't simply about aging
Edited on Tue Mar-27-07 12:44 PM by Danieljay
and heredity, its increasingly about toxicity.

A total of > 6 billion pounds of toxins released into the air we breathe and the water we drink ultimately entering the food we eat!

Many of these toxins are Endocrine (Hormone) Disrupters, these Xenoestrogens are inarguably linked to Endometriosis and Breast cancer in women, and Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), Prostate cancer, Testicular cancer in men, just to name a few.

A list of these Xenoestrogens include:

Dieldrin (insecticide)
DDT (insecticide)
Endosulfan (insecticide)
Mothoxychlor (insecticide)
Heptachlor (insecticide)
Atrazine (weedkiller)
4-Methylbenzylidine camphor (sunscreen lotion)
Hydroxy-anisole butyrate (food preservative)
Erythrosine, Red Dye No.3
Polychlorinated biphenyls,(PCB)s (lubricants, adhesives, paints)
P-nonylphenol (in PVC products and byproduct from detergents and spermicides)
Parabens (lotions)

Bisphenol-A (food preservative and in plastics) DO NOT HEAT YOUR FOOD IN PLASTIC CONTAINERS!
Phthalates (plastic softener, often used in childrens toys)

Europe has banned phthalates in childrens toys, but the United States has refused to do so!

We live in a toxic outer world, and that toxicity is reflected in an increased risk of cancer within our inner world..

Blessings to you on the loss of your family members. I too have lost family members to cancer, it's a difficult thing.
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hadrons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 10:07 AM
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48. I wonder if Snow now sees the need to spend $$$ on research rather than tax cuts?
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Lost4words Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 10:35 AM
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58. I doubt it.
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Retired AF Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 08:22 PM
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165. Cancer research is big bucks
Don't you ever wonder why after the billions spent on research no cure has been found yet?
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antonialee839 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 10:19 AM
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50. What terrible news.
My sympathy to both Mr. Snow and his family.
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Coventina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 10:24 AM
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51. Best wishes to him and his family.
Terrible news.

When will we finally get a cure for this horrible scourge?
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BlueInPhilly Donating Member (341 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 10:30 AM
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53. Prayers for Mr. Snow
Proves to show: Cancer really IS bi-partisan.

My mother died of the same exact thing - colon to liver - 7 years ago. The news is unbearable, like someone kicking you in the gut.

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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-28-07 12:23 AM
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176. Prayers
for him and his family.
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 10:29 AM
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52. I'm sorry to hear this and wish him the best
Hear he also has small children. Much as I hate his politics I only wish him and his family the best and hope there is some way he can beat this. As with Elizabeth Edwards I can't help but think of his kids and how tough for them to see a parent go through a terrible illness and possibly losing that parent before they are grown. I know from losing both my parents when I was already an adult that it is not easy. I cannot imagine losing them when you're a child.
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William769 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 10:31 AM
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54. Any sickness to anyone is bad news.
Hope for a speedy recovery.
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 10:32 AM
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57. that's terrible news... I'm very sorry for him
I'll send some healing vibes his way.
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spiderpig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:18 AM
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67. Me too
He's never seemed personally mean-spirited, despite carrying water for the BFEE. I wish him well and hope most fellow DUers do the same.
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YvonneCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 10:51 AM
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61. As Elizabeth Edwards says...
...she doesn't want cancer to win. I hope she beats cancer.I hope Tony Snow beats cancer, too.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 10:58 AM
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:05 AM
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64. well, what do you think Rush Limbaugh will say?
he's certainly had enough to say about the intend of John and Elizabeth Edwards.
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:11 AM
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66. He'll wail about how tragic it is
Which of course, it IS tragic. But Pigboy, in a classic example of Puke projection, will say it's the Dems/Libs/etc. who wish bad things on Snow or suggest that the announcement is for sympathy -- which is of course exactly what he and others did with the Edwards' news.

Bake
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flying_wahini Donating Member (856 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:20 AM
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68. Tony Snow's cancer has spread to liver
Source: Yahoo

WASHINGTON - Presidential spokesman Tony Snow's surgery to remove a small growth showed that his cancer has returned and spread to his liver, the White House said Tuesday.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070327/ap_on_go_pr_wh/tony...



As much as I cannot stand the guy, it's a terrible thing.....
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:20 AM
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69. I figured as much--that's a shame.
good luck to him. I hope he gets exactly the same amount of sympathy that Elizabeth Edwards gets.

He's going back to work? I admire that. It's the best thing to do under the circumstances. Anyway, it is certainly his decision.
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blondie58 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:20 AM
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70. poor, poor guy- he doesn't deserve it
I will keep him in my thoughts and prayers. Really.
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kstewart33 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:20 AM
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71. Terrible news.
As annoying as Tony can be, he's much better than his Repub predecessors - especially Ari Fleischer.

God bless him.
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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:20 AM
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72. It's a terrible illness.
Edited on Tue Mar-27-07 11:21 AM by lebkuchen
However, the point that Elizabeth Edwards was making with her own cancer illness, a point which Katie Couric had missed, is that you drive on with your life, keep a positive attitude, follow doctors' orders, and...just continue to live your life to the fullest.

On that note, I wish the best for Tony. And for Katie, there are so many cancer sufferers going through the debilitating chemo/radiation treatments that it is unconscionable not to take their reaction to their own illness at face value. Cancer that has metastasized is not something you politicize.
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:22 AM
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76. that is what my brother did
He kept going to work part-time inbetween treatments. How he did it I'll never know. :(
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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:26 AM
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78. I think if you change your life too drastically, it's a setup for defeat
Edited on Tue Mar-27-07 11:28 AM by lebkuchen
Elizabeth Edwards isn't a defeatest by any stretch in that she's not going to stay at home and be depressed (nor your brother). I think the Edwards' reaction to her recent medical news was admirable, and it sent a spirit of hope to others suffering with cancer. They performed a public service.
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:46 AM
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89. well he thought he would recover fully
and beat it. He did not beat it, he died as most people do that have metastasized cancer of the liver. :(

:kick:
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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-28-07 08:53 AM
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177. I'm sorry to hear that.
I'm sure you miss your brother very much.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:20 AM
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73. Not good at all. :^(
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tishaLA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:20 AM
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74. I hope he fights it with the same dignity as Elizabeth Edwards
I wish him the best
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:20 AM
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75. how awful
Edited on Tue Mar-27-07 11:20 AM by CountAllVotes
My brother died of metastasized cancer of the liver. He was only 42 years old! He went the chemo route (which was pretty dumb really but he thought he'd try for the 5% chance of beating it I guess with the chemo) and he was dead in 6 months. :(

I feel sorry for Mr. Snow & his family! :cry:

Been there yes, and wow it still hurts and I cannot forget it. It is an awful way to go.

:kick:

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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:22 AM
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77. Liver cancer can be nasty. Hoping things go well for him, my condolences to his family.
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:32 AM
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83. Damn. :-(
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PlanetBev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:27 AM
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79. What's maddening about this...
I didn't realize that Snow had actually had his colon removed and wore a bag. It seems a shame that so radical a treatment such as this still didn't stop the spread of cancer.

Did he have chemo when he had the intial cancer? I can only assume that the cancer had mirco-metastized before his colon was removed.

Very sad.
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go west young man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:29 AM
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80. Sending good vibes his way.
I'm hoping he beats it and converts to the other side where the good vibes are. Its odd how Bush constantly prays for everything and everybody when things go bad. Especially because stem cell research could actually give guys like Tony Snow and millions of others a chance to continue living. Hold on though lets think about the millions of people that aren't born yet! Come on Tony convert!
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tulsakatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:42 AM
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87. so, since it has spread to his liver...........
...are they also going to remove the growth from the liver?

This doesn't sound good to me. I know that many times when a person has cancer, it can spread to other organs and that is seldom good news.

At the same time, I do hope he is able to beat it.
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 12:03 PM
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96. my brother's tumor was in his liver
and they never mentioned removing it. He underwent months of chemo and basically dropped dead in the bathroom. He was 42 years old.

The year before that, my mother died of the same thing: Metastasized cancer; point of origin unknown. She lasted 3 months and was under Hospice care as was my brother (given less than 6 months to live with this diagnosis). :(

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tulsakatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 02:13 PM
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118. 42 is very young!!
I'm so sorry to hear that.....my condolences to you and your family for your loss!

It sounds very serious......
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geiger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 02:49 PM
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131. what is all this "point of origin unknown" diagnosis. We have a friend that just got this news the
other day, and my aunt was told this three days before she died last year.

It's got to be the most frightening thing a person could ever hear.
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 03:08 PM
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136. well ...
It means the cancer started in another organ in the body before it metastasized and is discovered in another organ too late to cure basically. It means that you are basically going to die within 6 months.

Which organ? I don't know which one. They thought maybe the ovaries with my mother and wanted to operate to see if this was true. I told them no begin it was too late.

In the case of my brother :shrug:



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geiger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 07:21 PM
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161. why the fuck dont they just tell people this then
this guy is a straight=shooter that's probably never told a lie in his life, even if it had been to his advantage.

IT'S NOT FAIR. he's a good person, the best of the best/ he continues to worry about everyone else, not himself.

This IS NOT RIGHT.
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 08:08 PM
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164. because ...
it looks so nice to see * on TV saying - We're looking forward to seeing you return to your position soon type of thing.

It is total B.S. as it means YOU ARE GOING TO DIE.

I should know I think! :(

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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 12:05 PM
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97. What sad news.
I know his mother died from colon cancer. Really awful, especially that it has spread to his liver.

I bet no one is dogging him about what he should do with his life. I hope he lives every day to his best, just like EE.
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gauguin57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 12:10 PM
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99. Tony Snow's mother died of cancer when he was 17. Tony has three kids,10, 11 and 14.
They must be terrified, and he must be terrified on their behalf -- knowing what it's like to lose a parent at 17.

I send my prayers to Tony Snow, his wife and his kids. This transcends political disagreement ... any cancer is just horrible -- and this sounds bad.

I keep thinking about that "West Wing" episode, where President Bartlett wanted to put a JFK-esque announcement in the State of the Union that the US would put its resources behind curing cancer by the end of the decade. Those lines were eventually taken out of the speech, for various political reasons.

But the thought that a president might make such a bold declaration, and then back it up with requests for massive funding, is a wonderful fantasy. Maybe Mrs. Edwards and Mr. Snow will help us get to that day, sooner rather than later.
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silvermachine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 12:44 PM
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100. I hope he recovers completely...
...for both his sake and his family. Peace.
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Prisoner_Number_Six Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 12:56 PM
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102. I would not wish that on ANYONE.
My prayers to you and your family, Tony.
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 12:58 PM
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103. Wishing Mr. Snow a full recovery.
My father had cancer and is in remission now. I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy.

I hope that DUers have a modicum of class about this. It's a terrible disease, for the cancer patient and for his or her family members.
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 01:05 PM
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104. Has had...
cancer for a long time apparently.

Cancer sucks.
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Fluffdaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 01:06 PM
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105. Sad sad news. I hope he beats this
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laylah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 01:17 PM
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108. My sincere sympathies, Tony. n/t
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 01:29 PM
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 01:31 PM
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111. Our positive thoughts are with him and his family n/t
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 01:31 PM
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112. My heart goes out to Snow
politics aside. My best friend died 18 months ago from colon cancer as did my mother-in-law. I do not wish that horrible way to die on anyone. Prayers for Snow that he will have the strength to get through this no matter the final outcome.
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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 01:33 PM
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113. Terribly sad news.
May his physicians be guided by wisdom, and may he and his family be strengthened in this time.
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 01:35 PM
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114. I'm sorry to hear this.
I wouldn't wish this on anyone.
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superconnected Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 01:47 PM
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116. Very sad to hear.
Sending prayers of good tidings to Tony Snow and his family.
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The Stranger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 02:55 PM
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134. That is how the poster feels, and the poster has a right to feel that way.
We don't need to police people's thoughts. It doesn't hurt Snow.

Let it go.
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 02:58 PM
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135. It hurts DU ... and warnings were given
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William769 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:14 PM
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173. They can go post shit on another board.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 02:24 PM
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121. I don't like what he does for living or who he works for...but nobody
Edited on Tue Mar-27-07 02:25 PM by maddezmom
NOBODY deserves cancer.
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Carni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 02:46 PM
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129. That really isn't necessary
Really tacky of you IMO
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progressivebydesign Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 02:31 PM
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122. That's really awful I wish him the best.
I don't wish illness on anyone.. regardless of their politics.
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 02:45 PM
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128. Does he have taxpayer-funded health care...
since he "works for we the people"?
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Smooth Operator Donating Member (153 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 02:54 PM
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133. I disagree with everything he stands for but
I wish him and his family the best. We may have problems with this administration but we have compassion when it's a serious threat to anyones life.
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 03:41 PM
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140. you can guarantee
that if it was clinton the freeper board would be mostly laughing... on DU were mostly feeling sorry for him... the difference between Right Wing Republicans and Liberal Democrats, indeed. God bless us all.
www.cafepress.com/warisprofitable <<<--- stickers & shirts that say it ALL!
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knight_of_the_star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 03:44 PM
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141. Politics aside
I hope he beats this thing. That's a horrible situation to have to go through, with all the chemo and treatments and everything else. Hopefully he gets the time off he needs to properly heal, you can't expect a guy to keep doing his job under those circumstances.
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anitar1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 04:03 PM
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144. My best wishes go to Tony Snow and his family.
I've been thinking about him since I heard the news this morning and sending good thoughts. I had no knowledge of his colon cancer ect. Bless him. Having a colostomy is not an easy thing to deal with, and cancer at that. Regardless of his politics, I do not wish him ill. Wish I could say the same for a couple of others, but am struggling with that problem. Good luck, Tony. Wishing you an easy recovery from the surgery.Crises like his make us reassess our life, as I experienced many years back.
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av8rdave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 04:27 PM
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146. I'm so sorry to hear the news. Best wishes to Mr. Snow and his family
Hoping/praying for a complete and speedy recovery.
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classysassy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 04:46 PM
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148. Mr Snow
L don't agree with your conservative stance,but this is a matter of life,wishing you have a quick recovery.I'll pray for you.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 04:56 PM
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149. Oh no.
That's not good news.

I truly wish him the best in this fight.
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 05:05 PM
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150. Sorry to hear that
my aunt died from that disease, it's an awful thing. I truly wish him the best.
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Lost-in-FL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 05:41 PM
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152. Stomach cancer... with Liver mets? that's pretty bad.
He is going to have to quit, he need to concentrate on his treatment. The media won't tell how bad the liver CA is and hopefully is a small lesion. Small lesions can be contained with cryosurgery and chemo.

I feel for him and his family, specially his young kids. I wonder if the stress of having to come up with lies made the cancer come back with a vengeance (stress alone can induce cancer). Didn't he used to have testicular CA? Hopefully Cheney could lend him a doctor cause lets be honest, Cheney doesn't have a heart. Keeping a patient alive without a heart takes some brain cells.

Tony... I wish you the best!! And if the WH tell you you can't quit tell them to Fk-off... you need all this time for your treatment and to be with your family!!! That the most important thing now.
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AngryOldDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 05:42 PM
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153. Wishing him all the best n/t
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 05:47 PM
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155. The irony of his being in the same boat at Elizabeth Edwards is almost too much.
:shrug:
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DesertRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 06:16 PM
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158. Tony's situation is far more dire than Elizabeth's.
My prayers are with both families.
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HannibalBarca Donating Member (269 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 06:30 PM
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159. Re:Snow Cancer
Edited on Tue Mar-27-07 06:30 PM by HannibalBarca
I lost one Uncle and Aunt to cancer and two of my other Uncles are now both afflicted with cancer, it's an horrendous condition. My best to Mr Snow and his family at this time.
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Megahurtz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 06:58 PM
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160. Wow, I Wouldn't Wish This on Anybody.
:( I wish people would get more into Alternative Health practices.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 07:56 PM
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163. This is terrible news, i really wish him well and my best to his family.
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Pushed To The Left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 08:39 PM
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166. This is very sad news. I wish him and his family the best. n/t
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Triana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 09:00 PM
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167. Very Best to Mr. Snow...
...I would NOT wish this on anyone. Even GWB. I wish Mr. Snow a speedy recovery, a long life, and NO recurrances of this nasty thing. Best of health to you, Mr. Snow.
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Savannah_H Donating Member (123 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 10:47 PM
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170. His Family Had It
It had been in his family previously. Must have been a terrible worry to carry around all your life. And then for it to happen. Doesn't seem fair.

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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:23 PM
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174. One might have thought the worst fate Tony Snow could have was being bushco's mouthpiece.
Sadly for Tony, life had not finished dealing him bad cards.

Good luck, Tony. May your luck change for the better.
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badgerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-28-07 12:17 PM
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179. White House Spokesman's Colon Cancer Has Returned
Source: Washington Post

White House press secretary Tony Snow has often said he "felt that cancer was stalking me." Yesterday it caught up with him again.

Snow, 51, who beat colon cancer two years ago, disclosed that it has returned and spread to his liver, delivering a brutal blow to his family and friends and to a White House already reeling under a relentless barrage of bad news.



White House Press Secretary Tony Snow
The White House announced on March 27 that presidential press secretary Tony Snow had a cancerous growth removed from his abdomen and that doctors had found cancer on his liver. Snow was treated for colon cancer two years ago. President Bush asked the nation to pray for Snow's recovery.

(snip)

The discovery could hardly have come at a worse time for the administration. It was the latest demoralizing event after weeks that included the conviction of a former White House aide, a guilty plea by another former official, the resignations of several other officials and a drumbeat of revelations that have jeopardized the attorney general's job.

And at a time of siege, with Bush wrestling with Congress for control of the war in Iraq, Snow's absence while he undergoes treatment will deprive the president of his most prominent public advocate. In his year at the White House lectern, Snow has become the public face of the Bush presidency, a forceful yet upbeat defender of an embattled administration whose verbal jousting and television celebrity made him a popular figure in Republican circles, even when his boss was not.

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The matter clearly was on his mind last week as he replied to questions about whether Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales would remain in his job until the end of Bush's term. "As a cancer survivor, I don't know if I'm going to be alive at the end of this term," Snow told reporters on Air Force One on March 20.

But he played down the situation to colleagues. When doctors operated Monday, they found that the cancer had returned and spread, with tumor cells on his liver. Snow called Bush about 7 a.m. yesterday to tell him the news. "His attitude is, one, that he is not going to let this whip him, and he's upbeat," Bush told reporters. "My attitude is that we need to pray for him and for his family. . . . My message to Tony is: 'Stay strong. A lot of people love you and care for you and will pray for you.' "

Snow called Perino to tell her at 9:30 a.m., just before she went to the briefing room for the morning "gaggle," a more informal, non-televised briefing. She began sobbing as she made the announcement, took a few questions and then postponed any others until a later briefing.

"It was hard news for us," she explained. "I didn't cry until this moment." But Snow, she said, was up and walking around: "He was in very good spirits. He was trying to help me with some talking points."





Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...



I didn't see this on LBN, so I posted.

I wish him well. Cancer is an ugly thing.
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-28-07 12:17 PM
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180. was all over the place past couple days or did I dream that?
:hi:
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badgerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-28-07 12:17 PM
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182. knew he was going in for surgery, but not the results...
He was saying "No problem, just being hyper-cautious here."
Then I found this in my email this morning.


I go off-line for five minutes.... :eyes:
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-28-07 12:17 PM
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181. you would have seen it on LBN yesterday (or day before?) old
Edited on Wed Mar-28-07 12:10 PM by soothsayer
but still sad for the poor bastard shill
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-28-07 07:44 PM
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184. Ya Shafee Ya Kafee
thoughts and prayers are with you for healing.
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