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Show Of Hands February 12th, 2014 3:32am

Do you personally know someone who is fighting cancer?

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02/16/14 12:58 pm

My step dad had cancer in the throat. He did chemo and no longer has cancer, taste buds, or a sense of smell. Kind of sucks but he's still alive.

hoveround Seattle
02/15/14 4:10 am

Yes. Turning over every stone & refuse to go down without a fight. It seems really important to continue living as much as body allows. Gratitude has been helpful. I have had a few pity parties but they end up being counterproductive for me.

Rose1313 Pennsylvania
02/14/14 9:08 pm

My mom fought and won against cancer she was announced as cancer free Nov 27 2013 (:

EmWalt Meet Jim the Duck
02/14/14 1:47 pm

My aunt is fighting ovarian cancer with a passion for her two sons, husband, and the rest of us.

02/13/14 9:35 pm

Not anymore. He could only fight it so many times.

02/13/14 6:04 pm

My wife is going through chemo right now for breast cancer. She is doing well so far, and praying she beats it.

Rose1313 Pennsylvania
02/14/14 9:09 pm

My mom had breast cancer..
I wish you and your wife luck!! (:

malibog 12309
02/13/14 7:46 am

Currently fighting and several that have already lost the battle.

tdaddy Kentucky
02/13/14 12:45 am

Those whom I know to be fighting it successfully I sometimes forget they have cancer.

stacyt Chicago, IL
02/13/14 6:15 am

:( so sorry.

shemmes dc
02/12/14 10:46 pm

Yeah and not a lot of winning but love carries them through!!!

Char2 California
02/12/14 8:09 pm

my 18 year old is a 17 year survivor

02/13/14 5:59 am

What a battle you've been through. Whatever your softness, bet you're a tough cookie after dealing with so much. God bless and please follow up and let us know more.

mcdkm Houston
02/12/14 7:59 pm

My mother in law is losing the fight. She has 2-3 weeks left. :(

escapist xoxo
02/12/14 6:01 pm

My roommates father is. I've spoken to him a few times but he's not strong enough to travel right now so I've never really met him. I just try to support my friend as best I can.... Don't really know if there's anything else I can do

MogoshKatz Wisconsin
02/12/14 5:47 pm

My dad had prostate cancer 12 years ago. My sister is fighting breast cancer for the 3rd time. She's beat it twice and will beat it again.

02/12/14 5:44 pm

My mother in law lost her battle with pancreatic cancer in 2011 and my paternal grandmother passed away from colon cancer. <3

02/12/14 5:04 pm

Yes, me in 6th month of radiation an chemo.

02/12/14 5:16 pm

God bless and keep you through this trial. I understand.

ladyniner81 I need chocolate
02/12/14 2:20 pm

My cousin's husband had a bone marrow transplant because of lymphoma. but it's in remission. Otherwise everyone else I know lost their battle. Two of my mom's friends, my grandfather, my cousin, and a friend

shiculka transvaccinated
02/12/14 2:15 pm

Not at the moment...thank whoever ... But my dad passed away in 1997.

theNobamist Silicon Valley
02/12/14 1:51 pm

And two friends and a family member: two with breast cancer, one with Lymphoma

02/12/14 5:17 pm

Can you tell us what you're going through. I've found very caring people here.

darthezu Philly
02/12/14 12:44 pm

Walter White

ims080198 Trump is a clown
02/12/14 2:44 pm

Actually he died of "lead poisoning."

darthezu Philly
02/12/14 2:48 pm

Yeah but he was fighting the cancer. The lead is just what killed him.

02/12/14 12:38 pm

No one currently, however my sister- in- law just marked 10 year anniversary of a bone marrow transplant. No more leukemia!

bethanyq Ess Eff
02/12/14 12:27 pm

Too many :-/

Then again, I suppose that beats the alternative - having used to have known someone fighting it.

nickelb Texas
02/12/14 12:24 pm

Not at the moment. I haven in the past.

drcynic Pittsburgh, PA
02/12/14 10:20 am

My uncle is battling leukemia. Cancer has been a scourge in my family. I'm terrified of it. I've already resolved that if I'm ever diagnosed with terminal cancer, I will take my life before I let it kill me in an agonizingly slow way.

DrDollylonglegs in the lab... again
02/12/14 9:56 am

Not currently, thank god.

pjn0524 Pacific Northwest
02/12/14 9:39 am

One of my brothers was just diagnosed with small cell lung cancer. He finds out his options for treatment today. Would appreciate prayers ...

EmWalt Meet Jim the Duck
02/14/14 1:49 pm

Will do. (((((Huuuuggggs)))))

02/12/14 9:21 am

My history teacher last year and before is fighting(and winning again) it for the second time

opie99 left coast best coast
02/12/14 8:51 am

Not anymore! My dad is currently in remission he kicked colon cancer and non-Hoskins lymphoma in 2013. Boo yeah

cshuey1 Pennsylvania
02/12/14 8:42 am

our best friend just had her reconstruction surgery and is now rocking a new rack

TalkPolitics Chevy Chase, MD
02/12/14 8:37 am

My grandma had stage four lung cancer, but got rid of it. It's coming back though...

listgarten SF Bay Area
02/12/14 8:30 am

Yes. One of my family friends (she's 14) was just diagnosed with osteosarcoma.

listgarten SF Bay Area
02/12/14 8:43 am

Her mom had a different kind of cancer 10 years ago... She said that hardest part is not knowing if her daughter's cancer has spread (waiting for test results). Less than 1000 people per year get osteosarcoma.

TalkPolitics Chevy Chase, MD
02/12/14 8:49 am

I hope she can be a part of the majority and not a part of the 1000 :/ wishing her the best of luck.

listgarten SF Bay Area
02/12/14 8:51 am

Thanks! We're keeping our fingers crossed

TideGal CFL
02/12/14 8:28 am

My husband. Colon cancer. 5 chemo treatments left and than PET scan.....

TalkPolitics Chevy Chase, MD
02/12/14 8:39 am

I'm sorry for your hardships. He's a brave man to go through so much. Best of luck with the treatment. I'm sure he has a lot to live for :)

lyyved Virginia
02/12/14 8:17 am

I have lost numerous family members and friends to cancer. Also work with CA patients. Right now an old friend has melanoma and they might have to amputate her arm. :(

02/12/14 6:42 am

My mother had 8 siblings. 3 are still alive. She and the others died of cancer, lung, brain, breast, bone, and pancreas. I have prostate cancer.

akrealist a log cabin in the woods
02/12/14 7:41 am

I'm sorry, Mark. I hope you are winning your personal battle with it.

TalkPolitics Chevy Chase, MD
02/12/14 8:40 am

I'm sorry for your hardships mark. Stay strong buddy.

02/12/14 12:53 pm

Such supportive comments. Thanks! I don't think of myself as some genetic victim, and am doing fine so far, just a little trouble from the medication. Thank you again.

02/12/14 1:01 pm

And don't anyone think of me as "poor mark2." I'm nearing 70 and have led a wonderful life of travel, and adventure, became an expert in fine wines and cuban cigars, and wound up influencing international events.

02/12/14 1:03 pm

I have a good wife, successful son and two 5 yr old grandchildren I love and who love me. My volunteer work keeps me busy and what more could anyone ask.

jmw7477 Indiana
02/12/14 6:28 am

My grandma just passed away at the end of December. She had cancer. My step-dad has cancer.

greeneyes616 RDH
02/12/14 5:42 am

Dad recently was diagnosed with prostate cancer and even more recently had his prostate removed, so technically he's cancer free. My mother in law had breast cancer and a mastectomy 2 years ago. My aunt has leukemia.

greeneyes616 RDH
02/12/14 5:42 am

And my grandmother has skin cancer :/

deathvalley Chicago native
02/12/14 4:42 am

Not anymore.
They removed my dads colon cancer.
And... My grandpa had some skin cancer removed last week.

Were good.

gonzoboy Arizona
02/12/14 4:24 am

Thankfully, no. Nor do I presently know anyone, who knows someone fighting cancer.

akrealist a log cabin in the woods
02/12/14 7:42 am

Hard to imagine, but glad for you and yours.

gonzoboy Arizona
02/12/14 7:49 am

Thank you, ak. It hasn't always been like this, so I'm deeply thankful for this period in time.

akrealist a log cabin in the woods
02/12/14 9:45 am

I'm hoping to be in that enviable spot one of these days.

TalkPolitics Chevy Chase, MD
02/12/14 8:40 am

I'm sorry for your loss Jenna... :(

rcgrant south carolina
02/12/14 4:07 am

yes multiple people. sadly a few are not doing very well

02/12/14 3:23 am

Not anymore... good friend of mine went into remission

peacenskis Alaska
02/12/14 1:34 am

Yes, but only because I'm a RN. Otherwise, no.