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Title: Aretha Franklin may have pancreatic cancer
Post by: ktownson on December 14, 2010, 08:46:21 pm
http://www.suntimes.com/2747075-421/franklin-cancer-aretha-j ackson-pancreatic.html


A number of newspapers and TV stations have run the story in the past week, all citing close family members.

Title: Re: Aretha Franklin may have pancreatic cancer
Post by: Taproot on December 16, 2010, 01:16:12 am
It's terrible way to go. Here is my offering:

http://www.lustgarten.org/

Title: Re: Aretha Franklin may have pancreatic cancer
Post by: Strummer on December 16, 2010, 11:24:03 pm
Thanks for that link Jeff.

This year in January we lost my sister, diagnosed December 20th, gone January 23rd.

Yes, it's brutal.
Title: Re: Aretha Franklin may have pancreatic cancer
Post by: Taproot on December 17, 2010, 12:32:09 pm
Strummer wrote on Thu, 16 December 2010 21:24

Thanks for that link Jeff.

This year in January we lost my sister, diagnosed December 20th, gone January 23rd.

Yes, it's brutal.


I lost my mother-in-law, that loved as much as my own mother (lucky me), to the disease. Yes, it is brutal. Her's was caught early and they were able to operate (The Whipple Procedure), but it came back. After her first round of treatments, everything looked fine for a while and then a spot showed up on her liver. She made the courageous decision to refuse further treatment and resigned herself to the notion that this was just her time and way to go. To say it was heartbreaking to watch is beyond an understatement.

One of her last wishes was to ask the family to make people aware of the the Lustgarten Foundation and in lieu of flowers, send what you would've spent on them to  the Lustgarten Foundation.
Title: Re: Aretha Franklin may have pancreatic cancer
Post by: Ryan Slowey on December 17, 2010, 12:36:26 pm
Christ.

My aunt was just biopsied (sp?) last week. Mass around her pancreas and liver. Hoping for the best.

Cancer can just fuck right off.