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Patrick Swayze dying?!

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by BYH, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. BYH

    BYH Active Member

  2. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    Knowing a little more about pancreatic cancer than I wish I did, we'll find out whether the Enquirer was right very soon.
  3. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    No one uses pay phones any more.

  4. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Yeah, it's pretty much the Omaha Beach of cancers. Liver's bad, too.
  5. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    Pancreatic cancer is the anvil poised over my head. I don't know how hereditary it is, but my father died of it two years ago and a cousin on my mother's side has it now (inoperable, though he still does chemo).
    Must hit Web MD to find out my risk, and if there is indeed anything I can do about it.
  6. Yeah but, theoretically, they can catch liver cancer. Pancreatic almost never gets nabbed until it already has metastasized beyond hope.
    My friend, Dr. Ed, whom I'e posted about before, is into his third year post-diagnosis, which is almost unheard-of. He never got checked because his father never told him the disease had killed his mother.
    Moral of the story for you, terrier. Get checked. Every six months.
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Nobody puts pancreatic cancer in a corner...
  8. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Pancreatic cancer isn't significantly hereditary...my grandmother died of it, and the docs tell us over and over not to worry. Colon cancer, on the other hand, get thee to a colonoscope.
  9. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Swayze has a lakehouse in Alabama.

    Nothing else to add.
  10. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Jeff Healey died of cancer this week. If Swayze dies, has anyone heard what Sam Elliott's up to these days?
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I think he caught it from Johnny Utah...
  12. goalmouth

    goalmouth Active Member

    Didn't several members of Angelo Dundee's family die of pancreatic cancer?
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