This game show host has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by zubenelgenubi, Mar 6, 2019.

  1. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

  2. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

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  3. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Pancreatic's a bad one, they almost never catch it before it's too late.
     
  4. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    It got Patrick Swayze.
     
  5. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    It's got two of my friends and a third one is on the way out.
     
  6. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    My condolences. I knew someone who died from it. His last days were pretty painful.
     
  7. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

  8. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    I first remember 'pancreatic cancer' when it killed Michael Landon.

    Stage 4 of that type seems to be a death sentence....he seems to have a good attitude (only he knows what's going on inside)
     
  9. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    I assume you were referring to the "gently condescending" remark? It wasn't an insult. I like the way he tells players the correct questions to extremely difficult or obscure answers as if they should have known better, but does it with compassion that only slightly borders on patronizing. It's endearing. He's like a beloved teacher.
     
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  10. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Pancreatic cancer is supposed to be one of the most painful ways to die. And almost untreatable.
     
  11. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Sorry, mistook what you were saying.
     
  12. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    Pancreatic cancer and brain cancer are among the most virulent cancers known with little time left to live once they are discovered. Someone like Alex Trebek will raise public awareness and might get the ball moving on research but when you're already at stage 4 ......well, I don't think that there's much hope for the poor guy.
     
  13. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    That's how my father went, I can confirm that it's a pretty lousy way to go.
     
  14. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I'm putting my money on the cancer .
     
  15. Oh great another Jussie Smollett type liberal making stuff up to get a better contract on their show.
     
  16. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    Brain cancer got my mother. In keeping with the usual life span after diagnosis for her 7 months and the last 4 weren't worth living.
     
  17. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Cancer is big business...….I don't see the medical community ALLOWING a cure. Even now a new cancer center (multi-floors) is under construction across from Mission Hosp.
     
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  18. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Multi billion/trillion (?) dollar industry for the drug and medical business. No way would they ever cure it no matter how many billions people donate to fight it. They have had a few successes with certain kinds of cancer (you HAVE to give people hope to keep the donation coming in) but all in all I don't think they are anymore on top of it now than they were 25 years ago.
     
  19. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Lynparza (cancer pill) $20,000 a month supply!!!! If cancer is cured, who's gonna need them??
     
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  20. rod

    rod retired and happy

    My sister-in-law is fighting internal (very rare) melanoma. The outlook isn't good. They have her on experimental meds that have never been given to humans before.
     
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