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Tony Snow Has Metastatic Liver Cancer  
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1624 times:

His colon cancer has spread to his liver. The five-year survival rate is 7%.

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Doctors have removed a small, malignant growth from presidential spokesman Tony Snow's abdomen, but they determined the cancer had spread to his liver, the White House said Tuesday.

Snow, 51, told reporters during a Friday briefing that he was having the growth removed but shrugged it off as a precautionary measure.

"We have found a small growth in my lower abdomen. Blood tests are negative [for cancer]. PET scans are negative," he said. "But out of an aggressive sense of caution, I'm going to go in for surgery on Monday and have it removed."

Snow underwent surgery to have the growth removed from his pelvic area, and doctors found that his cancer had metastasized, or spread, to his liver, said Snow's deputy, Dana Perino.



http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/03/27/cancer.snow/index.html

[Edited 2007-03-27 18:22:37]

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User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4124 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1612 times:

Yeah no matter how much he says he is going to fight it, metastasis is not a good sign, especially not when it's gone to the liver, since the lungs tend to be next.  Sad

Hopefully him and his family will get through it .



"Look Lois, the two symbols of the Republican Party: an elephant, and a big fat white guy who is threatened by change."
User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7386 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1604 times:
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Elizabeth Edwards has a recurring cancer, and now Tony Snow. Cancer is no joke. Colon cancer runs in my family.


Made from jets!
User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1592 times:

It's too bad you said this:

Quoting Jetjack74 (Reply 2):
Cancer is no joke.

Because this:

Quoting Jetjack74 (Reply 2):
Colon cancer runs in my family.

is ALMOST irresistable.

I hope you beat your genes. While it's funny to joke about the suffering of others on an internet board, it's just not cool when you transition to people who you have some respect/admiration for in real life.

I feel REALLY sorry for Snow. First he gets stuck lying.... mmm errr working for W, now this. My best to him and his family.


-
Back to being me




That being said I have just one question:

How did W move from his a$$ to his liver?


User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4124 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1546 times:

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 3):
Colon cancer runs in my family.
is ALMOST irresistable.

I don't get it, oh well

Quoting Jetjack74 (Reply 2):
Colon cancer runs in my family.

That sucks. Good thing though that you know, so that you can get regular colonoscopies when you are younger.



"Look Lois, the two symbols of the Republican Party: an elephant, and a big fat white guy who is threatened by change."
User currently offlinePope From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1531 times:

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 3):
I feel REALLY sorry for Snow. First he gets stuck lying.... mmm errr working for W, now this. My best to him and his family.

And there we go. Ted couldn't resist. Three posts into this and he has to turn it political.

Ted, given all the whining you do on this forum, do you ever think that Karma is a bitch?


User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11445 posts, RR: 76
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1515 times:
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Damn....I like this guy, too.

I hope he somehow beats this and pray for him and his family.



Is my Pan Am ticket to the moon still good?
User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1503 times:

Quoting Pope (Reply 5):
think

 no 

Quoting Pope (Reply 5):
Karma is a bitch

I KNOW Karma is a bitch. Sadly I note that your entire reply is devoid of well wishes for Mr. Snow, his family, or those who give his condition respect for what it is. Instead of taking the high ground your post seems to try to emulate you take a shot at me and my fairly valid observation. I wonder who Karma's going to get first?  Wink


User currently offlineUALPHLCS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1486 times:

Quoting DL021 (Reply 6):
Damn....I like this guy, too.

I feel the same way.

I feel really bad for Tony Snow and his family, like Mdsh00 said this is not a good sign, and his prognosis can't be good.


User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20322 posts, RR: 63
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1486 times:

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 7):
I wonder who Karma's going to get first?

Since I suggested his post for deletions on the grounds of Personal Message, I'd think him.

Anyway, hope Snow comes out okay. Survival rates as stated are low, but you never know.



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User currently offlinePope From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1486 times:

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 7):
I wonder who Karma's going to get first?

I'm not going to play this game. Check your A.net instant message.


User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12878 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1482 times:

Although I disagree with the personal political views of Tony Snow and his working at Fox News and now for President Bush, at 51 (about my age!) he is too young to suffer from from such a deadly disease and I do not wish him ill health.. He is entitled to his opinion in the USA even if I disagree with it. I hope he can revover and have a long and full life.

User currently offlineDvk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1058 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1480 times:

His prognosis is unfortunately very poor. Palliative treatments for metastatic colon cancer aren't very good, and liver metastasis means his life expectancy is short. It's really sad for him and his family.


I'm not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information.
User currently offlineAlias1024 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2715 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1463 times:

Wow, that's sad to hear. I may not agree with his politics, but I wish him a speedy recovery. It doesn't look good but hopefully he can beat the odds.


It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems with just potatoes.
User currently offlineFrequentflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 736 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1426 times:

Quoting Dvk (Reply 12):
liver metastasis means his life expectancy is short

Except if the metastasis is small enough they can isolate it and remove it from his liver. In that case the chances are higher.

So let's hope and pray.



Take off and live
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1421 times:

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 11):
he is too young to suffer from from such a deadly disease

No he's not. Anyone can get cancer. We've all got cancer cells floating around. It's just a matter of if, when, and how they decide to settle in and get down to business.

If we didn't die of old age, we'd all eventually die of cancer.

Mark


User currently offlinePope From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1421 times:

Isn't the danger with liver cancer the fact that the liver is so "plugged into" the rest of the circulatory & lymphatic systems such that any cancer cells in the liver tend to disperse rapidly thoughout the body? Obviously, there are probably more technical terms of this.

User currently offlineDvk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1058 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1413 times:

Quoting Frequentflyer (Reply 14):
Except if the metastasis is small enough they can isolate it and remove it from his liver. In that case the chances are higher.

This is not routinely done, because the presence of any visible liver metastasis is generally a good indicator that other micrometastases are present, as well. That's why chemotherapy is the predominant treatment.



I'm not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information.
User currently offlineFrequentflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 736 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1408 times:

Quoting Dvk (Reply 17):
That's why chemotherapy is the predominant treatment.

I stand corrected, Thank you.



Take off and live
User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4124 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1394 times:

Quoting Pope (Reply 16):
Isn't the danger with liver cancer the fact that the liver is so "plugged into" the rest of the circulatory & lymphatic systems such that any cancer cells in the liver tend to disperse rapidly thoughout the body? Obviously, there are probably more technical terms of this.

Pretty close. The liver is a pretty vascular organ. This is also a reason why colon cancer is so nasty, since all the blood in the gut goes through the liver (along with metastatic cells). Eventually from the liver it can then spread through the blood vessels and then take residence in the lungs. In Snow's case, it could already be happening. Either way, the more distant the metastasis, the worse and worse it gets.



"Look Lois, the two symbols of the Republican Party: an elephant, and a big fat white guy who is threatened by change."
User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1389 times:

Quoting Jetjack74 (Reply 2):
Elizabeth Edwards has a recurring cancer, and now Tony Snow. Cancer is no joke.

As a cancer survivor I agreed. Best of luck to him. Since his position as press secretary is extremely stressful, which would hinder his body ability to fight the cancer, I wonder if we will see his resignation soon?


User currently offlineTak From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1384 times:

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 11):
Although I disagree with the personal political views of Tony Snow and his working at Fox News and now for President Bush, at 51 (about my age!) he is too young to suffer from from such a deadly disease and I do not wish him ill health.. He is entitled to his opinion in the USA even if I disagree with it. I hope he can revover and have a long and full life.

I agree with the above, I'm not a fan of Tony Snow, but I do not wish him ill health. Colo-rectal cancer metastasis to the liver yields a very poor prognosis, but we do have to remember that 5 year survival percentages indicate that some people do survive that long. Best wishes to him and his family that he makes it and enjoys a good quality of life.


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1382 times:

Quoting Frequentflyer (Reply 14):
Except if the metastasis is small enough they can isolate it and remove it from his liver.

Once metastasis is detected, it's too late. It's sort of like cockroaches. For every one you see, there are ten thousand you DON'T see.



User currently offlineB777-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1382 times:

My prayers go out to him.

Is his wife going to drop her career and aspirations to take care of him?

Just curious.


User currently offlineUALPHLCS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1359 times:

Quoting B777-700 (Reply 23):

Did she say she was going to do that?

I know many spouses do, especially with small children, put their career on hold.

I'm not aware of any announcements she made saying she wasn't going to have a career if Tony wasn't healthy though.


25 767Lover : Wow, this does not sound good. Liver cancer is very hard to overcome. Best wishes to Tony Snow and his family.
26 Mir : I'm not a fan of Mr. Snow, but that's something that nobody should have to deal with. Best wishes to his family. -Mir
27 Post contains images DeltaGator : Obviously best wishes to Tony getting through it. Ahh...non-existent Boeing plane's snarky reference to the John Edwards thread. Good show.
28 B777-700 : Ah...the airline-reptile fantasy hybrid replies w/ a meaningless remark. Hey, I said I was praying for him...I'm asking a question. I'd like an answe
29 Charlienorth : I hope the best for Tony Snow...that said it is amazing all the little shots being take because he is a conservative and works for the current adminis
30 DeltaGator : Based on your thread response history I seriously doubt your intentions. I'll just leave it at that. I'll give you that as pretty funny though.
31 Texan : Best wishes to Mr. Snow. As another with cancer in his family lines (Snow's mother died from colon cancer, all of my grandparents had it, dad has leuk
32 GuitrThree : Sad news, indeed. He should quit and spend the rest of his time fighting this and making time with his family. As much as I like him, he needs to go d
33 Post contains images DavestanKSAN : Really sad news. I'm praying for Mr. Tony Snow and his family. I hope he beats this I agree fully. Great post. Dave
34 UALPHLCS : You got one. And you failed to answer mine? Since your making the Edwards connection I'd like to know did Tony Snow's wife SAY she would put her care
35 Jycarlisle : I didn't know that Tony Snow had cancer to begin with ... I guess that shows how much I keep up with other people's lives. Even though time is of the
36 Dougloid : I don't know what'e eating you Ted. Even if you don't think much of the guy he's going to go through a lot of hell here and soon, I hope to hell you n
37 Falcon84 : My father-in-law was diagnosed with rectal cancer at 53, and eventually, it spread just about everywhere, and he died at 56 years of age-only 10 year
38 Dougloid : That's three years younger than me when he went, and I'm sorry to hear about it. I don't care what your politics are-you just don't point at a man wh
39 767Lover : That my friend was an amazing thing for you to do. Going through a parental illness by yourself is tremendously hard. For you to give up your weekend
40 Post contains images B777-700 : Yeah, I have my moments. I don't know UAL, that's the same question I'm asking. Answering a question with another question is not an answer. Incorrec
41 UALPHLCS : No it is an answer. We know what Edwards said before the latest medical exam. We know that he said his run was based on his wife's remission and rema
42 Post contains images B777-700 : Quoting UALPHLCS (Reply 41): No it is an answer. No, it is not. You responded with a question. Quoting UALPHLCS (Reply 41): I asked you if she made an
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