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(Wall Street Journal)   Warren Buffett acquires prostate cancer   (blogs.wsj.com) divider line 145
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2012-04-17 07:11:08 PM
Well, it is a growth industry.
 
2012-04-17 07:15:52 PM
All men get prostate cancer if they live long enough. It's like cataracts.
 
2012-04-17 07:21:40 PM
*golf clap* Well done, subby.
 
2012-04-17 07:26:01 PM

ginandbacon: All men get prostate cancer if they live long enough. It's like cataracts.


Yep... pretty much every male in my dad's family got it. My dad says that, based on the ages the other men got theirs, he probably only has a few more years before he gets it. Even getting prostate cancer, his dad lived well into his 80s, and his dad's brother is still going strong.
 
2012-04-17 07:28:01 PM
And he'll probably find SOME way to make a ton of money off it.
 
2012-04-17 07:33:23 PM

LadyHawke: ginandbacon: All men get prostate cancer if they live long enough. It's like cataracts.

Yep... pretty much every male in my dad's family got it. My dad says that, based on the ages the other men got theirs, he probably only has a few more years before he gets it. Even getting prostate cancer, his dad lived well into his 80s, and his dad's brother is still going strong.


Yeah, it's basically a non-story unless it's stage 3 or 4. Not to say it's a fun diagnosis, but ho hum in a I do care kind of way.
 
2012-04-17 07:55:10 PM
IT'S A CONSPIRACY!
/that'll teach him to think his own kind should be taxed accordingly
 
2012-04-17 07:55:23 PM
Goodnight, money man.
 
2012-04-17 07:56:31 PM

Ambivalence: And he'll probably find SOME way to make a ton of money off it.


What, did you expect him to do enough research to understand the treatment options without gaining the knowledge to effectively make more money with medical investments?

//Seriously, though, glad he caught it before it became dangerous.
 
2012-04-17 07:56:32 PM
Bummer.
 
2012-04-17 07:58:42 PM
Something tells me he'll pull through. So I don't feel bad laughing at that headline.
 
2012-04-17 07:59:25 PM
well, it's not like he can't afford insurance...
 
2012-04-17 07:59:39 PM

ginandbacon: All men get prostate cancer if they live long enough. It's like cataracts.


Almost right....My opthamologist doesn't stick her finger in my eye for diagnostic purposes.
 
2012-04-17 08:00:20 PM
Does that mean he won't make any new albums?
 
2012-04-17 08:01:20 PM

Ambivalence: And he'll probably find SOME way to make a ton of money off it.


I'm buying prostate cancer futures as soon as the market opens tomorrow.
 
2012-04-17 08:01:52 PM
Cold.
 
2012-04-17 08:02:10 PM
he's a pretty good guy in spite of his gabazillion dollars

i only wish him the best

farnam is my favoritest of the streets
 
2012-04-17 08:02:23 PM
I wonder if they probed him with a Buffett rule.
 
2012-04-17 08:03:31 PM
Mr. B, don't necessarily do what yer overzealous docs tell you to, bro, and I recommend ceasing and desisting on mega vitamins...

Werd.

;)
 
2012-04-17 08:03:32 PM
Meh. Like my doctor told me, "You'll die with it, but not from it."
 
2012-04-17 08:04:28 PM

ginandbacon: All men get prostate cancer if they live long enough. It's like cataracts.


The prostate, like the ears, never stops growing.

So yes, it is inevitable. Prostate cancer is not an if, it's a when.

Women, of course, do not have prostates. That's why breast cancer receives $872 million worth of federal funding a year, far more than any other type of cancer.

/we should start some sort of campaign
//like a walkathon or something
///and wear brown ribbons
 
2012-04-17 08:04:36 PM
Too many cheeseburgers in paradise...
 
2012-04-17 08:04:58 PM

lousy screw: Meh. Like my doctor told me, "You'll die with it, but not from it."


Bam AND boom.
 
2012-04-17 08:04:59 PM
I'd give my left nut to be as rich as him.
 
2012-04-17 08:05:16 PM
BREAKING NEWS: Rich guy diagnosed with common non-life threatening disease.

/Why is this news, again?
 
2012-04-17 08:05:43 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Too many cheeseburgers in paradise...


You will not be so lucky...

;)
 
2012-04-17 08:05:48 PM
He told his doctor not to worry.
He's going to sell it as soon as it takes off.
 
2012-04-17 08:06:19 PM

maddan: ginandbacon: All men get prostate cancer if they live long enough. It's like cataracts.

Almost right....My opthamologist doesn't stick her finger in my eye for diagnostic purposes.


Neither does your proctologist...they both do it for fun!
 
2012-04-17 08:06:20 PM

Jim_Callahan: Ambivalence: And he'll probably find SOME way to make a ton of money off it.

What, did you expect him to do enough research to understand the treatment options without gaining the knowledge to effectively make more money with medical investments?

//Seriously, though, glad he caught it before it became dangerous.


I've read that because prostate cancer can move so slowly, sometimes doctors recommend a patient to wait for it to worsen before doing something. In Buffet's case, especially at his age, that may be the best option, providing it's not a rapid growing type.
Active Surveillance (new window)
 
2012-04-17 08:08:00 PM
Thank goodness this is covered by Obama-care amiright guys?

Guys?

Anybody?

/Walks away whistling
 
2012-04-17 08:08:43 PM

Ishkur:
/we should start some sort of campaign
//like a walkathon or something
///and wear brown ribbons


You do have Movember. (new window). No idea what color awareness ribbon is involved, though.

/But mustaches!
 
2012-04-17 08:08:56 PM

illannoyin: Thank goodness this is covered by Obama-care amiright guys?

Guys?

Anybody?

/Walks away whistling


Nice rip.

;)
 
2012-04-17 08:10:30 PM
Hopefully it is not in advanced stages and his treatment takes care of the problem in a positive manner.
 
2012-04-17 08:11:07 PM
Good thing I play free, friend.

Sort of.

Remembrance costs...

;)

P.S. Math counts.
 
2012-04-17 08:13:52 PM
Maybe he should stfu and pay that billion he owes in taxes.
 
2012-04-17 08:13:56 PM

Ishkur: ginandbacon: All men get prostate cancer if they live long enough. It's like cataracts.

The prostate, like the ears, never stops growing.

So yes, it is inevitable. Prostate cancer is not an if, it's a when.

Women, of course, do not have prostates. That's why breast cancer receives $872 million worth of federal funding a year, far more than any other type of cancer.

/we should start some sort of campaign
//like a walkathon or something
///and wear brown ribbons


Well boobies ARE a lot cuter than nutsacks, Sorry.
 
2012-04-17 08:16:53 PM

LadyHawke: ginandbacon: All men get prostate cancer if they live long enough. It's like cataracts.

Yep... pretty much every male in my dad's family got it. My dad says that, based on the ages the other men got theirs, he probably only has a few more years before he gets it. Even getting prostate cancer, his dad lived well into his 80s, and his dad's brother is still going strong.


My dad got it about 5 years ago and had part of his prostate removed. He is now 75 and no signs of slowing down.
 
2012-04-17 08:17:50 PM
For a "guy has cancer" headline... this one is pretty funny.
 
2012-04-17 08:18:10 PM
Couldn't he afford to hire, say, ten thousand researches to work 24/7 on finding a cure?
 
2012-04-17 08:20:11 PM
Possibly the most treatable cancer at stage I outside of minor skin cancer. Side effects can be a drag depending on treatment. Urinary incontinence, ED, needing a catheter, or dilation still better alternatives than dying.
 
2012-04-17 08:21:03 PM
....and in other news, an improved treatment may be on the horizon.... (new window)
 
2012-04-17 08:21:36 PM

ginandbacon: All men get prostate cancer if they live long enough. It's like cataracts.


Odd, Prostate cancer (if what I read is true) is virtually unknown in nations that don't consume meat.

Strange eh?

Burger/ Screaming Death. Steak/ Slow Grinding Death

I dunno, difficult choices all around . . .

Oh and how is it that Unka Warren gets the idea of fairness at the end, you know like Andy Carnegie there
 
2012-04-17 08:23:45 PM
My pseudo-dad got it, vitamined it, and died soon with it;

all metastasized and shiat...

it's an ugly business, and

i'd wish it on no one.

dear friend, master buffet, i wish you fearlessness, for there is no real fear:

fear is a response to stimuli unprescribed.

you have to fear nothing

for we all are stars

dust

blowing in a cosmic wind

of matter,

and you matter, sir,

and for that matter you garner my love, our love...

we love.

thank you.

;)
 
2012-04-17 08:24:00 PM

Mytch: BREAKING NEWS: Rich guy diagnosed with common non-life threatening disease.

/Why is this news, again?


Hi. I notice you are new here. Welcome to Fark!
 
2012-04-17 08:25:44 PM

ginandbacon: Well boobies ARE a lot cuter than nutsacks, Sorry.


That would be testicular cancer, another tragically underfunded malady.

We're talking about prostate cancer. It's on the other side.
 
2012-04-17 08:26:04 PM
Time to divest all of that money into cancer research.

/tin foil hat
//what if he got rich, so he could do just that very thing?
 
2012-04-17 08:26:15 PM

Mytch: BREAKING NEWS: Rich guy diagnosed with common non-life threatening disease.

/Why is this news, again?


It's not news, it's Fark.com
 
2012-04-17 08:28:22 PM
but his secretary has a much higher level of prostate cancer.

wait, what?
 
2012-04-17 08:29:42 PM

Ishkur: ginandbacon: Well boobies ARE a lot cuter than nutsacks, Sorry.

That would be testicular cancer, another tragically underfunded malady.

We're talking about prostate cancer. It's on the other side.


Okay, but boobies are also cuter than butt cracks,
 
2012-04-17 08:30:49 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Mytch: BREAKING NEWS: Rich guy diagnosed with common non-life threatening disease.

/Why is this news, again?

It's not news, it's Fark.com


At least you got yer apostrophes right...
 
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