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    Re: Dodd Diagnosed With Early-Stage Prostate Cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    It makes me happy to see Dodd so optimistic, since my father was just diagnosted with early state prostate cancer last week.

    Do any of you above who have made nasty comments about Dodd want to wish death on my father?
    Knowing the mentality and morality of some of these, if your father is Liberal then probably they do. You know, they being the party of morality and all.

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    Re: Dodd Diagnosed With Early-Stage Prostate Cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by sam_w View Post
    Knowing the mentality and morality of some of these, if your father is Liberal then probably they do. You know, they being the party of morality and all.
    Excellent point.

    (He's a liberal living in Massachusetts (but born in the red state of Wyoming).)

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    Re: Dodd Diagnosed With Early-Stage Prostate Cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Would the test that detected Dodd's cancer been covered by the government insurance?
    Not for anyone over sixty.

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    Re: Dodd Diagnosed With Early-Stage Prostate Cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    You should probably tell them how your father feels about government healthcare before they answer. After all, their sense of humanity appears to be based on political affiliation.
    Maybe he should just take the blue pill and wait for the end.


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    Re: Dodd Diagnosed With Early-Stage Prostate Cancer

    Even in the US, prostate cancer is often not aggressively treated in men over 60.
    Many types of prostate cancer are so slow-growing that a care plan of "watchful waiting" is recommended, rather than going in surgically and yanking out the prostate, which can result in a marked decrease in the quality of the patient's life.
    The reason for this is that with a cancer so slow-growing, it is almost certain that the patient will die of something else before the prostate cancer kills him, or negatively impacts his life.
    If you're 74, and you've got a cancer that will take 20 years to even begin to cause symptoms, is it really worth submitting to a painful, expensive, and incapacitating surgery that may leave you both impotent and incontinent, and may not even cure your cancer?

    That's what I've read, anyway. It makes sense.

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    Re: Dodd Diagnosed With Early-Stage Prostate Cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    Even in the US, prostate cancer is often not aggressively treated in men over 60.
    Many types of prostate cancer are so slow-growing that a care plan of "watchful waiting" is recommended, rather than going in surgically and yanking out the prostate, which can result in a marked decrease in the quality of the patient's life.
    The reason for this is that with a cancer so slow-growing, it is almost certain that the patient will die of something else before the prostate cancer kills him, or negatively impacts his life.
    If you're 74, and you've got a cancer that will take 20 years to even begin to cause symptoms, is it really worth submitting to a painful, expensive, and incapacitating surgery that may leave you both impotent and incontinent, and may not even cure your cancer?

    That's what I've read, anyway. It makes sense.
    It's as though you are speaking to me. My father is 74. He does not want to undergo surgery. The thought of him not being able to be intimate with my mother scares the bejeezus out of him. LOL

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    Re: Dodd Diagnosed With Early-Stage Prostate Cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    It's as though you are speaking to me. My father is 74. He does not want to undergo surgery. The thought of him not being able to be intimate with my mother scares the bejeezus out of him. LOL
    It's good that he has that choice.
    I wish him many more years of quality living.

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    Re: Dodd Diagnosed With Early-Stage Prostate Cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    It makes me happy to see Dodd so optimistic, since my father was just diagnosted with early state prostate cancer last week.

    Do any of you above who have made nasty comments about Dodd want to wish death on my father?
    Is your pop a leftist Congressman that is pushing a BS healthcare bill? if not, the obviously we're dogging Dodd because he's a Leftist Congressman pushing a BS healthcare bill.

    I look forward to hearing that your ole man is doing well.
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    Re: Dodd Diagnosed With Early-Stage Prostate Cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    Maybe he should just take the blue pill and wait for the end.
    Maybe he should. But maybe such decisions shouldn't be made out of spite, either.

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    Re: Dodd Diagnosed With Early-Stage Prostate Cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by Midwest Lib View Post
    News flash! Most politicians are crooked. Is it really fair to wish death upon this man just because of the D behind his name?
    I don't care what party he is in.






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    It's the second leading cause of cancer deaths among men in the USA. First is lung cancer.
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    I bet Frank Zappa would have something to say about this if he were still alive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    It makes me happy to see Dodd so optimistic, since my father was just diagnosted with early state prostate cancer last week.

    Do any of you above who have made nasty comments about Dodd want to wish death on my father?
    I hope he gets well

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