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Old 03-09-2019, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I never thought of Alex Trebek as being particularly sarcastic.

I do remember one episode when it was Final Jeopardy and the answer was something like, "He flew down to some surprised fishermen and asked them if he was on the right course to Ireland". The question, of course, was "Who was Charles Lindbergh?". One of the contestants had written, "Who was St. Patrick?" Alex laughed and said, "Well, at least it's good to see you have a sense of humor", but you could tell by the guy's face that he didn't write it to be funny.
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Old 03-09-2019, 05:36 PM
 
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Oh, it's been heartbreaking. (Thank you, by the way.)

He is only 54. He began having some symptoms about two years ago and immediately went in. It was stage 3 and they did that horrible Whipple surgery on him and some intense chemo. So he was done with the chemo around last August and his CAT scans and all that turned out really well, so we were all taken aback, including his doctors, when it resurfaced in December - with a vengeance.

If he had the whipple, he's part of the percentage that has longer term survivability. I think the whipple is used when the 'head' of the pancreas is cancerous.. If it's in the body of the pancreas, that's the 2 to 6 month lifespan.


Remember that Steve Jobs had it, had a whipple, and lived about 8 years.
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Old 03-09-2019, 07:22 PM
 
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Wonder why pancreatic cancer seems to be on the increase. Even non-smokers who don't have diabetes and aren't obese seem to come down with it more frequently.
Like many other cancers and chronic diseases, the consumption of animal products has been implicated.
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Old 03-09-2019, 07:38 PM
 
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Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest forms, but a new treatment ‘could definitely be a breakthrough’


https://fox13now.com/2019/03/04/pancreatic-cancer-is-one-of-the-deadliest-forms-but-a-new-treatment-could-definitely-be-a-breakthrough/
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Old 03-09-2019, 08:56 PM
 
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Like many other cancers and chronic diseases, the consumption of animal products has been implicated.
We're omnivores, bmcass. We can't exist without B12, which only occurs in animal sources. So I guess the upshot is, although people succumb to pancreatic cancer and other cancers in their old age, they'd die in their youth without B12 which only comes from animals.
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Old 03-09-2019, 09:35 PM
 
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We're omnivores, bmcass. We can't exist without B12, which only occurs in animal sources. So I guess the upshot is, although people succumb to pancreatic cancer and other cancers in their old age, they'd die in their youth without B12 which only comes from animals.

Quite honestly by the time one reaches "old age" this or that disease becomes statistically more common.


We are seeing more of these mortal illness it seems, but on flip side longevity has increased as well.


In decades past many were dead before their early 70's. Now we have more and more living not just to their 80's but well beyond. At some point we all fall victim to whatever exposure, consumption and so forth over that long life, and or also genetics.
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Old 03-09-2019, 09:42 PM
 
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Michael Landon died of pancreatic cancer a few months after being diagnosed. He was in his mid 50's. He went to Mexico for some experimental treatment but it didn't work. Patrick Swayze also died of pancreatic cancer. Unfortunately I expect Alex will also succumb to this disease especially at stage 4.


Sadly then and still pancreatic cancer largely isn't diagnosed until very late. People either ignore symptoms and or they are diagnosed as something else even by medical professionals.


The late Michael Landon was same. It was really bad abdominal pain that prompted a full physical examination which returned the grim diagnoses. Sadly (again) the disease had gone too far and spread for anything to be done. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michae...ness_and_death


Being a relatively young 54 years old, can't see I blame Mr. Landon for wanting to beat the disease. Years ago people were simply told to go home "get their affairs in order", and wait for the inevitable. Don't know if I would want to go out like that; and by all accounts Mr. Landon certainly did not.
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Old 03-09-2019, 09:43 PM
 
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https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/06/enter...cer/index.html

So very sad. I don't think this is recoverable.


Wonder if he has a Colonial Penn insurance policy?
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Old 03-09-2019, 09:48 PM
 
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Prayers for him
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Old 03-09-2019, 10:05 PM
 
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We're omnivores, bmcass. We can't exist without B12, which only occurs in animal sources. So I guess the upshot is, although people succumb to pancreatic cancer and other cancers in their old age, they'd die in their youth without B12 which only comes from animals.
Correction - B12 comes from bacteria in the soil, which animals consume. It doesn't come from animal products, per se. Before common forms of sanitation and water treatment, people could fulfill their B12 requirements by drinking water and eating plants directly from the soil. Nowadays, all it takes is a simple B12 supplement, or select B12-fortified foods. Furthermore, B12 deficiency is not unique to vegetarians and vegans, as their are meat-eaters that suffer from this (among other deficiencies, such as woefully inadequate fiber intake).

And although we may act like omnivores (and carnivores), we have all the physiological traits of herbivores. There is nothing health promoting or protecting about animal products, especially red meat and dairy. The protective, health-promoting foods are all plants.
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