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2017-10-12 02:19:56 PM  
Meanwhile my mother in law who also has stage 4 pancreatic cancer is killing herself faster with the same diet that killed Steve Jobs. :(

//FU*K CANCER>
 
2017-10-12 06:35:54 PM  

meat0918: Meanwhile my mother in law who also has stage 4 pancreatic cancer is killing herself faster with the same diet that killed Steve Jobs. :(

//FU*K CANCER>


Jeezus... Sorry to hear about this. Desperation makes people do strange things.
Pancreatic cancer is usually a death sentence, and no amount of dietary changes are going to prolong your life.
I wish that people would just STFU when advising these "natural" remedies or diets to people with life threatening cancers.
My neighbour chose a "natural" route for primary brain cancer (same glioblastoma as McCain). Surgery was successful to remove bulk of tumor, but then they chose diet, supplements and NO chemo/radiation. She was dead within 8 months.

This guy in the article is the exception and not the rule. Some people just have the DNA or whatever to push back on some cancers, but pancreatic cancer is a biatch.
 
2017-10-12 07:44:55 PM  
Dude, mini-fridge next to the computer.
 
2017-10-12 10:00:50 PM  

Dumski: meat0918: Meanwhile my mother in law who also has stage 4 pancreatic cancer is killing herself faster with the same diet that killed Steve Jobs. :(

//FU*K CANCER>

Jeezus... Sorry to hear about this. Desperation makes people do strange things.
Pancreatic cancer is usually a death sentence, and no amount of dietary changes are going to prolong your life.
I wish that people would just STFU when advising these "natural" remedies or diets to people with life threatening cancers.
My neighbour chose a "natural" route for primary brain cancer (same glioblastoma as McCain). Surgery was successful to remove bulk of tumor, but then they chose diet, supplements and NO chemo/radiation. She was dead within 8 months.

This guy in the article is the exception and not the rule. Some people just have the DNA or whatever to push back on some cancers, but pancreatic cancer is a biatch.


Jobs had neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer, which has a higher survival rate if caught and treated early than exocrine pancreatic cancer, the more common form that kills you usually within a year or less. Jobs screwed up by delaying his treatment more than a year by trying food as medicine. I have to say, if I ever am diagnosed with exocrine pancreatic cancer or a GBM, I'll likely forego treatment for a quick trip around the world before the end comes.
 
2017-10-12 10:18:49 PM  
Dad has stage IV pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer (and is doing pretty well after massive surgery last summer).

Mom died of pancreatic adenocarcenoma, but used to go kickboxing after chemo.

God bless this guy's spirit.  I hope he spits in cancer's eye.

/fark cancer.
//really fark cancer.
 
2017-10-12 10:19:45 PM  

dodecahedron: Dumski: meat0918: Meanwhile my mother in law who also has stage 4 pancreatic cancer is killing herself faster with the same diet that killed Steve Jobs. :(

//FU*K CANCER>

Jeezus... Sorry to hear about this. Desperation makes people do strange things.
Pancreatic cancer is usually a death sentence, and no amount of dietary changes are going to prolong your life.
I wish that people would just STFU when advising these "natural" remedies or diets to people with life threatening cancers.
My neighbour chose a "natural" route for primary brain cancer (same glioblastoma as McCain). Surgery was successful to remove bulk of tumor, but then they chose diet, supplements and NO chemo/radiation. She was dead within 8 months.

This guy in the article is the exception and not the rule. Some people just have the DNA or whatever to push back on some cancers, but pancreatic cancer is a biatch.

Jobs had neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer, which has a higher survival rate if caught and treated early than exocrine pancreatic cancer, the more common form that kills you usually within a year or less. Jobs screwed up by delaying his treatment more than a year by trying food as medicine. I have to say, if I ever am diagnosed with exocrine pancreatic cancer or a GBM, I'll likely forego treatment for a quick trip around the world before the end comes.


My father in law had exocrine pancreatic cancer. Lived only 10 months after the diagnosis, just long enough to meet his newborn granddaughter.

/F*ck cancer
 
2017-10-12 10:21:47 PM  
Train your dog to bring you beer.
 
2017-10-12 10:22:29 PM  
Have lots of cured meats with your beer subby and you can have a pancreatic triathlon experience too.
 
2017-10-12 10:23:13 PM  

Mr. Breeze: dodecahedron: Dumski: meat0918: Meanwhile my mother in law who also has stage 4 pancreatic cancer is killing herself faster with the same diet that killed Steve Jobs. :(

//FU*K CANCER>

Jeezus... Sorry to hear about this. Desperation makes people do strange things.
Pancreatic cancer is usually a death sentence, and no amount of dietary changes are going to prolong your life.
I wish that people would just STFU when advising these "natural" remedies or diets to people with life threatening cancers.
My neighbour chose a "natural" route for primary brain cancer (same glioblastoma as McCain). Surgery was successful to remove bulk of tumor, but then they chose diet, supplements and NO chemo/radiation. She was dead within 8 months.

This guy in the article is the exception and not the rule. Some people just have the DNA or whatever to push back on some cancers, but pancreatic cancer is a biatch.

Jobs had neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer, which has a higher survival rate if caught and treated early than exocrine pancreatic cancer, the more common form that kills you usually within a year or less. Jobs screwed up by delaying his treatment more than a year by trying food as medicine. I have to say, if I ever am diagnosed with exocrine pancreatic cancer or a GBM, I'll likely forego treatment for a quick trip around the world before the end comes.

My father in law had exocrine pancreatic cancer. Lived only 10 months after the diagnosis, just long enough to meet his newborn granddaughter.

/F*ck cancer


Yes fark cancer. Your relative also didn't get a liver that Steve stole from someone.

May he rot in the ground, Liver stealer.

/posted from my iPhone
 
2017-10-12 10:23:29 PM  

ColonelCathcart: Mr. Breeze: dodecahedron: Dumski: meat0918: Meanwhile my mother in law who also has stage 4 pancreatic cancer is killing herself faster with the same diet that killed Steve Jobs. :(

//FU*K CANCER>

Jeezus... Sorry to hear about this. Desperation makes people do strange things.
Pancreatic cancer is usually a death sentence, and no amount of dietary changes are going to prolong your life.
I wish that people would just STFU when advising these "natural" remedies or diets to people with life threatening cancers.
My neighbour chose a "natural" route for primary brain cancer (same glioblastoma as McCain). Surgery was successful to remove bulk of tumor, but then they chose diet, supplements and NO chemo/radiation. She was dead within 8 months.

This guy in the article is the exception and not the rule. Some people just have the DNA or whatever to push back on some cancers, but pancreatic cancer is a biatch.

Jobs had neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer, which has a higher survival rate if caught and treated early than exocrine pancreatic cancer, the more common form that kills you usually within a year or less. Jobs screwed up by delaying his treatment more than a year by trying food as medicine. I have to say, if I ever am diagnosed with exocrine pancreatic cancer or a GBM, I'll likely forego treatment for a quick trip around the world before the end comes.

My father in law had exocrine pancreatic cancer. Lived only 10 months after the diagnosis, just long enough to meet his newborn granddaughter.

/F*ck cancer

Yes fark cancer. Your relative also didn't get a liver that Steve stole from someone.

May he rot in the ground, Liver stealer.

/posted from my iPhone


Steve Jobs that is.
 
2017-10-12 10:26:47 PM  
Big deal, subby.  I could do that if I wanted.  I mean, get pancreatic cancer, not run a triathlon.  The triathlon would kill me.

meat0918: Meanwhile my mother in law who also has stage 4 pancreatic cancer is killing herself faster with the same diet that killed Steve Jobs. :(

//FU*K CANCER>


Cancer's Gon' Die Tonight
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2017-10-12 10:30:17 PM  
Three of my aunts and uncles are dead of this disease, all within around a year of diagnosis. I can't imagine any of them could have walked further than their front door after six months, let alone run a marathon. They were all experiencing major organ failure, jaundice and agonizing pain. I farking hate these articles, they give people unreasonable expectations, as a society we ought to be focusing on how to die well.
 
2017-10-12 10:34:01 PM  
That's horrible.  Iron Man competitions are the worst thing that can happen to your cities traffic congestion, and pour so much unnecessary carbon into the air as a result.  Frankly, anyone involved in one should feel really bad for helping to destroy the environment, from the resulting carbon footprint.

/Sucks that this guy has cancer too.
 
2017-10-12 10:35:19 PM  
Can somebody forward this poor bastard the hooker and cocaine party island link, send him a bottle of viagra and an ounce of weed.  Why the fark would you want to spend your last days training to run an Ironman.
 
2017-10-12 10:36:30 PM  
In the strongest terms, and frankly I don't even know the strongest terms, kindly fark cancer.

I lost a coworker to cancer. It was this weird bone-cancer that normally only affects kids or the elderly. But he got it and that was that. He was the kind of guy who would go out of his way to do anything for anybody. He'd be SES by now if he were alive.

Sometimes I think dark things, like why don't I have cancer, why him and not me. I don't know. I literally don't know why. If I could give my life so he could still be here, I'd gladly make the trade.
 
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2017-10-12 10:44:40 PM  
I worked with a lady that survived pancreatic cancer for more than 5 years when I met her. She was in the hospital for something else, and the doctors noticed the cancer. It hadn't spread to the liver or anywhere else. They got it out in the early stage 1 or 2. PC is a real biatch, by the time you get symptoms like back pain, it has spread too far.

My FIL had something similar happen about 5 years ago. I think he was getting his gall bladder removed.  The radiologist noticed a tumor on his kidney. It was about the size of a golf ball. They ended up taking about a 1/3 of his kidney out, and he has been cancer free since then.
 
2017-10-12 10:47:02 PM  
I don't get winded going to the fridge, that's what the kids are good for.
 
2017-10-12 11:05:11 PM  

FarkQued: Can somebody forward this poor bastard the hooker and cocaine party island link, send him a bottle of viagra and an ounce of weed.  Why the fark would you want to spend your last days training to run an Ironman.


Here is the deal, one hard for most people to understand because they have never pushed themselves so far: there comes a point in high intensity physical activity where it feels as good as any orgasm you've ever had but it lasts as long as you want it to. For me it's about past 2 mile mark while running as fast as I can or 4500m rowing as fast as I can. Don't get me wrong, I love viagra and weed too, and blow, and pretty much anything else. But unlike LSD, I can stop running before 13 hours have passed.
 
2017-10-12 11:07:20 PM  

casual disregard: In the strongest terms, and frankly I don't even know the strongest terms, kindly fark cancer.

I lost a coworker to cancer. It was this weird bone-cancer that normally only affects kids or the elderly. But he got it and that was that. He was the kind of guy who would go out of his way to do anything for anybody. He'd be SES by now if he were alive.

Sometimes I think dark things, like why don't I have cancer, why him and not me. I don't know. I literally don't know why. If I could give my life so he could still be here, I'd gladly make the trade.


Tell me about it. I try to avoid such thoughts as if there's some cancer Langoliers out there and I'm just last in line. Lost 7 people I know, 2 of them inlaws to it in the last year and the Mrs. Fan is battling it herself.
 
2017-10-12 11:09:44 PM  
I get that F*CK CANCER is sexy popular to say on Fark, but for once I'd like to buck the trend and write: F*CK ILLNESSES, ESPECIALLY THE TERMINAL ONES, YOU BASTARDS!

Not as cool and sexy I know, but I like it all the same.
 
2017-10-12 11:14:24 PM  

deadsanta: Three of my aunts and uncles are dead of this disease, all within around a year of diagnosis. I can't imagine any of them could have walked further than their front door after six months, let alone run a marathon. They were all experiencing major organ failure, jaundice and agonizing pain. I farking hate these articles, they give people unreasonable expectations, as a society we ought to be focusing on how to die well.


Die well?  Like this guy then.
 
2017-10-12 11:18:44 PM  

GungFu: I get that F*CK CANCER is sexy popular to say on Fark, but for once I'd like to buck the trend and write: F*CK ILLNESSES, ESPECIALLY THE TERMINAL ONES, YOU BASTARDS!

Not as cool and sexy I know, but I like it all the same.


I would actually kill myself if it would bring back any of the people who died in vain to some vanishing disease.

I'm still alive. They're not. And that's killing my mind.

/edge edge edge
 
2017-10-12 11:29:53 PM  
I can't even begin to tell you how much I don't give a shiat about this. People with far greater life challenges go through more and get less attention or help. So yeah. No.
 
2017-10-12 11:34:28 PM  

winedrinkingman: That's horrible.  Iron Man competitions are the worst thing that can happen to your cities traffic congestion, and pour so much unnecessary carbon into the air as a result.  Frankly, anyone involved in one should feel really bad for helping to destroy the environment, from the resulting carbon footprint.

/Sucks that this guy has cancer too.


deadsanta: Three of my aunts and uncles are dead of this disease, all within around a year of diagnosis. I can't imagine any of them could have walked further than their front door after six months, let alone run a marathon. They were all experiencing major organ failure, jaundice and agonizing pain. I farking hate these articles, they give people unreasonable expectations, as a society we ought to be focusing on how to die well. with dignity.
FTFY

 
2017-10-12 11:37:56 PM  
DoctorCal

Train your dog to bring you beer.

The dog soon becomes self aware
 
2017-10-13 12:19:27 AM  

Random Anonymous Blackmail: DoctorCal

Train your dog to bring you beer.

The dog soon becomes self aware


But then ten years later you gotta do it all over again.  I just keep a cooler by the sofa.  Saves a lot of trouble and money.
 
2017-10-13 12:36:01 AM  

Unikitty: I can't even begin to tell you how much I don't give a shiat about this. People with far greater life challenges go through more and get less attention or help. So yeah. No.


Recent cancer survivor here and perhaps that's coloring my lack of comprehension at how you could have anything to say against this guys persistence. I was stage 4, but it was a relatively benign diagnosis compared to pancreatic, so his mileage will likely vary. I pushed myself as much as I could through my various chemos but even at my peak condition ever in life I don't think I'd finish an Ironman.

This dude deserves his accolades.
 
2017-10-13 12:49:44 AM  
My Dad was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer this past July 17.  At the time, they gave him 12-18 months to live, if the chemo went well.

He passed on Sept 3, three days shy of his 71st birthday  It does it's damage horribly, horribly fast.

F**k you cancer.  You had no f*cking business taking Dad this soon.
 
2017-10-13 01:01:13 AM  

Random Anonymous Blackmail: DoctorCal

Train your dog to bring you beer.

The dog soon becomes self aware


Then train the dog to bring two beers. We can share. A couple beers and then the dog is as dumb as me again.
 
2017-10-13 01:12:35 AM  

p4ul13: Unikitty: I can't even begin to tell you how much I don't give a shiat about this. People with far greater life challenges go through more and get less attention or help. So yeah. No.

Recent cancer survivor here and perhaps that's coloring my lack of comprehension at how you could have anything to say against this guys persistence. I was stage 4, but it was a relatively benign diagnosis compared to pancreatic, so his mileage will likely vary. I pushed myself as much as I could through my various chemos but even at my peak condition ever in life I don't think I'd finish an Ironman.

This dude deserves his accolades.


Did you summon media attention for somethimg that affects thousands? No. Becuase that's dumb. Show me what your charity has achieved and I might be on board.

We all have problems, I'm no more interested in solving yours than you are mine.
 
2017-10-13 01:16:33 AM  

Gratch: My Dad was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer this past July 17.  At the time, they gave him 12-18 months to live, if the chemo went well.

He passed on Sept 3, three days shy of his 71st birthday  It does it's damage horribly, horribly fast.

F**k you cancer.  You had no f*cking business taking Dad this soon.


You do realize we all habe to die, rignt? Cancer, heart attack...fark stop being a pussy
 
2017-10-13 02:26:57 AM  
Good luck to him....he's got guts.
 
2017-10-13 05:20:44 AM  
Lost mom to it in february (the cancer, not the triathalon). I could barely get her out of the house to walk a grocery store when we were there for Xmas. Never got to have one more Barnes and Nobel visit with her, or one last latte together. She could barely keep food down.

Everyone's suffering and pain is different. Fark this guy and his "hoping to inspire" bull. "You don't have to sit in bed and wither away because your doctors say things look hopeless???"

Fark you, you farking show off. Just because you have the same disease doesn't mean it's affecting you the same way. You don't get to tell people that they're not even dying the right way because they're not thinking positivly enough.

Nice sentiment and all, but yeah. Fark you.
 
2017-10-13 09:09:47 AM  

ColonelCathcart: Mr. Breeze: dodecahedron: Dumski: meat0918: Meanwhile my mother in law who also has stage 4 pancreatic cancer is killing herself faster with the same diet that killed Steve Jobs. :(

//FU*K CANCER>

Jeezus... Sorry to hear about this. Desperation makes people do strange things.
Pancreatic cancer is usually a death sentence, and no amount of dietary changes are going to prolong your life.
I wish that people would just STFU when advising these "natural" remedies or diets to people with life threatening cancers.
My neighbour chose a "natural" route for primary brain cancer (same glioblastoma as McCain). Surgery was successful to remove bulk of tumor, but then they chose diet, supplements and NO chemo/radiation. She was dead within 8 months.

This guy in the article is the exception and not the rule. Some people just have the DNA or whatever to push back on some cancers, but pancreatic cancer is a biatch.

Jobs had neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer, which has a higher survival rate if caught and treated early than exocrine pancreatic cancer, the more common form that kills you usually within a year or less. Jobs screwed up by delaying his treatment more than a year by trying food as medicine. I have to say, if I ever am diagnosed with exocrine pancreatic cancer or a GBM, I'll likely forego treatment for a quick trip around the world before the end comes.

My father in law had exocrine pancreatic cancer. Lived only 10 months after the diagnosis, just long enough to meet his newborn granddaughter.

/F*ck cancer

Yes fark cancer. Your relative also didn't get a liver that Steve stole from someone.

May he rot in the ground, Liver stealer.

/posted from my iPhone


Steve Jobs bought that pancreas, he didn't steal it.

Everybody in the supply chain got paid except the family of the donor.
 
2017-10-13 09:14:41 AM  
I'm calling shenanigans.

FTFA: " Levine also credits the physical activity for extending his life span. His recent scans have been clear and doctors can't seem to find cancer cells. "

How can he call it Stage 4 if they can't find cancer.   He didn't just scare it away.   Perhaps he got the more treatable version and they got it all out.  But I don't think you can call it stage 4

/not a doctor, but I did stay in a H.I.E last night
 
2017-10-13 11:02:51 AM  

PushF12: ColonelCathcart: Mr. Breeze: dodecahedron: Dumski: meat0918: Meanwhile my mother in law who also has stage 4 pancreatic cancer is killing herself faster with the same diet that killed Steve Jobs. :(

//FU*K CANCER>

Jeezus... Sorry to hear about this. Desperation makes people do strange things.
Pancreatic cancer is usually a death sentence, and no amount of dietary changes are going to prolong your life.
I wish that people would just STFU when advising these "natural" remedies or diets to people with life threatening cancers.
My neighbour chose a "natural" route for primary brain cancer (same glioblastoma as McCain). Surgery was successful to remove bulk of tumor, but then they chose diet, supplements and NO chemo/radiation. She was dead within 8 months.

This guy in the article is the exception and not the rule. Some people just have the DNA or whatever to push back on some cancers, but pancreatic cancer is a biatch.

Jobs had neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer, which has a higher survival rate if caught and treated early than exocrine pancreatic cancer, the more common form that kills you usually within a year or less. Jobs screwed up by delaying his treatment more than a year by trying food as medicine. I have to say, if I ever am diagnosed with exocrine pancreatic cancer or a GBM, I'll likely forego treatment for a quick trip around the world before the end comes.

My father in law had exocrine pancreatic cancer. Lived only 10 months after the diagnosis, just long enough to meet his newborn granddaughter.

/F*ck cancer

Yes fark cancer. Your relative also didn't get a liver that Steve stole from someone.

May he rot in the ground, Liver stealer.

/posted from my iPhone

Steve Jobs bought that pancreas, he didn't steal it.

Everybody in the supply chain got paid except the family of the donor.


He didn't pay for a pancreas, he paid for a liver because his Liver had metástasis from his pancreas.

IANAD, but I thought having metastasis disqualifies you from organ transplants.

So what he really did was trade a few months of life by stealing another persons chance at a (much) longer life.
 
2017-10-13 03:49:29 PM  
Pancreatic cancer is definately a biatch. That is what killed my father at age 65. Dead within 8 months from diagnosis to the end. Most of the time he was relatively well. It was the last maybe two months that were hell where he couldn't even move by himself. Had to get a lift to get him in and out of the hospital bed we had at home, where he finally passed. Better that he was at home than in the hospital or some other institution...
 
2017-10-13 04:31:05 PM  

meat0918: Meanwhile my mother in law who also has stage 4 pancreatic cancer is killing herself faster with the same diet that killed Steve Jobs. :(

//FU*K CANCER>


They had my dad doing chemo in the month he had left after his stage 4 diagnosis.

What a sick, cruel disease.
 
2017-10-13 04:35:25 PM  

deadsanta: Three of my aunts and uncles are dead of this disease, all within around a year of diagnosis. I can't imagine any of them could have walked further than their front door after six months, let alone run a marathon. They were all experiencing major organ failure, jaundice and agonizing pain. I farking hate these articles, they give people unreasonable expectations, as a society we ought to be focusing on how to die well.


This is exactly why I became a hospice patient care volunteer after pancreatic cancer destroyed my father.

Science doesn't always offer a cure. When death is inevitable quality of  life can be extended am inproved with aggressive pain management and a support community like hospice. I have had the great honor to be with incredible people as they left this life for whatever is next. Death does not need to be a tragedy. It can be a form of freedom.
 
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