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(Variety)   Still no cure, potion or spell for cancer: Helen McCrory dead at 52   (variety.com) divider line
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2021-04-16 3:59:31 PM  
This sucks so much.
 
2021-04-16 4:03:11 PM  
Had no damn idea. 52. F that so much.
 
2021-04-16 4:03:45 PM  
Terrible news
 
2021-04-16 4:05:07 PM  
F*ck cancer.
 
2021-04-16 4:07:15 PM  
I only know her from the Harry Potter movies, so she doesn't look anything like the character.  Far from it as a matter of fact
 
2021-04-16 4:13:36 PM  
Younger than I am.  Sh*t.  My wife and I watched her in Fearless, and have been semi-binge watching Peaky Blinders.
 
2021-04-16 4:17:01 PM  
She was a fantastic actress, and I loved her in Peaky Blinders. fark cancer. RIP Aunt Pol.
 
2021-04-16 4:21:43 PM  
My first memory of her was her performance as Barbara Villiers/Lady Castlemaine in the BBC's miniseries about Charles II.  RIP.
 
2021-04-16 4:33:31 PM  
She was fantastic in Penny Dreadful and Peaky Blinders.

RIP talented and beautiful lady
 
2021-04-16 4:38:14 PM  
Well, I have no cancer left after 6 months of chemo, so it's mostly cured(It could come back, but it's gone now), might never come back. Seems like we're making decent progress here...
 
2021-04-16 4:40:03 PM  
I'm 51. I have cancer (GCS/MMMT). Is there any good cancer news or is the good news so common it doesn't make the actual news?

/could use a little hopeful delusion over here 😕
 
2021-04-16 4:44:30 PM  
FARK CANCER!

 
2021-04-16 4:46:00 PM  

Real Women Drink Akvavit: I'm 51. I have cancer (GCS/MMMT). Is there any good cancer news or is the good news so common it doesn't make the actual news?

/could use a little hopeful delusion over here 😕


My father is 84 and has beaten cancer twice. There is always hope.
 
2021-04-16 4:47:06 PM  

browneye: FARK CANCER!


If Fark is really going to try to keep the site "clean"-ish, the least it could do is allow eff-yew-see-kay to show correctly when followed by "cancer".
 
2021-04-16 4:49:09 PM  

Real Women Drink Akvavit: I'm 51. I have cancer (GCS/MMMT). Is there any good cancer news or is the good news so common it doesn't make the actual news?

/could use a little hopeful delusion over here 😕


My grandma is 97 and kicked breast cancer's ass twice.
 
2021-04-16 5:05:59 PM  

Real Women Drink Akvavit: I'm 51. I have cancer (GCS/MMMT). Is there any good cancer news or is the good news so common it doesn't make the actual news?

/could use a little hopeful delusion over here 😕


Some of the mRNA techniques used in the COVID vaccine may be able to be used to treat cancers in the near future (<10 years)
 
2021-04-16 5:06:50 PM  

Real Women Drink Akvavit: I'm 51. I have cancer (GCS/MMMT). Is there any good cancer news or is the good news so common it doesn't make the actual news?

/could use a little hopeful delusion over here 😕


My boss's boss has bone cancer and they gave him 8 months to live that was over 3 years ago he's still working.

I was just diagnosed with prostate cancer, so I want you to rock on fellow warrior!
 
2021-04-16 5:11:38 PM  

Tannhauser: Real Women Drink Akvavit: I'm 51. I have cancer (GCS/MMMT). Is there any good cancer news or is the good news so common it doesn't make the actual news?

/could use a little hopeful delusion over here 😕

My boss's boss has bone cancer and they gave him 8 months to live that was over 3 years ago he's still working.

I was just diagnosed with prostate cancer, so I want you to rock on fellow warrior!

That sucks but from my limited knowledge, while prevalent, the prognosis is pretty good for most types of prostate cancer. I know at least three friends and dads of friends who have had it treated and are doing fine.

Hope all goes well. Good luck
 
2021-04-16 5:11:41 PM  
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RIP sweet prince

F*CK CANCER!
 
2021-04-16 5:18:33 PM  

Real Women Drink Akvavit: I'm 51. I have cancer (GCS/MMMT). Is there any good cancer news or is the good news so common it doesn't make the actual news?

/could use a little hopeful delusion over here 😕


I'm 61 and have clear cell carcinoma and right now they're giving me open ended expectations for how long I've got. Currently on a combination of chemo and imunotherapy. There's pain and I spend too much time in bed, but in general I feel ok and I'm still working (sort of), and they're always coming out with something new.
 
2021-04-16 5:28:08 PM  
As many have said, she is excellent in Peaky Blinders. But truthfully, she's always brought depth and entertainment to any role she's been in. Cancer sucks, but she'll be missed and remembered fondly.
 
2021-04-16 5:36:59 PM  

Crewmannumber6: Real Women Drink Akvavit: I'm 51. I have cancer (GCS/MMMT). Is there any good cancer news or is the good news so common it doesn't make the actual news?

/could use a little hopeful delusion over here 😕

I'm 61 and have clear cell carcinoma and right now they're giving me open ended expectations for how long I've got. Currently on a combination of chemo and imunotherapy. There's pain and I spend too much time in bed, but in general I feel ok and I'm still working (sort of), and they're always coming out with something new.


I just started immunotherapy a couple of weeks ago and it jacked me up BAD. I'm hoping the next infusion isn't as hard on me. I'm lucky I didn't end up  a Fark headline with hysterical YouTube link (bonus cat under each arm).

BUT! You are right  - there's always something new. Hope springs eternal, even if we have to help it do so sometimes.

Good luck and great care to all of us!  ❤
 
2021-04-16 5:46:47 PM  

lonomoholo: Tannhauser: Real Women Drink Akvavit: I'm 51. I have cancer (GCS/MMMT). Is there any good cancer news or is the good news so common it doesn't make the actual news?

/could use a little hopeful delusion over here 😕

My boss's boss has bone cancer and they gave him 8 months to live that was over 3 years ago he's still working.

I was just diagnosed with prostate cancer, so I want you to rock on fellow warrior!
That sucks but from my limited knowledge, while prevalent, the prognosis is pretty good for most types of prostate cancer. I know at least three friends and dads of friends who have had it treated and are doing fine.

Hope all goes well. Good luck


Many thanks!
 
2021-04-16 5:59:35 PM  
Peaky fark You Cancer!
 
2021-04-16 6:28:34 PM  
I was quite young the first time I heard of cancer, the name made me think it was some kind of monster. As I got older I was amused that younger me thought of a disease that way, as I got wiser I got sad that younger me was 100% right.

Cancer killed my mother in 1998. FU cancer!
 
2021-04-16 6:30:27 PM  

Tannhauser: Real Women Drink Akvavit: I'm 51. I have cancer (GCS/MMMT). Is there any good cancer news or is the good news so common it doesn't make the actual news?

/could use a little hopeful delusion over here 😕

My boss's boss has bone cancer and they gave him 8 months to live that was over 3 years ago he's still working.

I was just diagnosed with prostate cancer, so I want you to rock on fellow warrior!


And you kick that cancer right in its murder bits!

The fight is the scariest and hardest part, so any jab we can get in there is a good hit, right? Right!
 
2021-04-16 6:31:59 PM  
Tannhauser:
I was just diagnosed with prostate cancer, so I want you to rock on fellow warrior!

Man, that sucks. Just got the clean bill of health on my lymphoma this week. Good luck! I believe prostate cancer is like lymphoma in the way that it's one of the more curable ones. The chemo sucks, but it worked.

If you go the chemo route, I have a couple of suggestions:
1. Don't overpack. People start out with a whole bunch of shiat, I cut it down to my Nook, my Switch, a charger, and Baby Yoda(Since my daughter couldn't come, due to visitor policies, he was a proxy for her). Take something to drink nd maybe eat, and you're good.
2. Dress comfortably. I'm not a sweats-in-public guy, but I wore them for sitting in a chair for 5-6 hours. Comfortable shoes, too.
3. Don't ignore symptoms if they happen. I ignored fatigue and diarrhea because they were known side effects. I ended up in the ICU in sepsis because I was severely dehydrated but thought it was just normal side effects. Apparently a heart rate of 167 and BP of 80/40 isn't good...
4. Eat what you want. We started out with a list of do's and don'ts, and the doctor said to throw them all away, and that I should eat what I want to. Ice cream at 3 am? Eat it, it's food, and they are more concerned with getting calories into your body than worrying about what to eat and what not to eat.

Best of luck, it's not going to be fun, but it's worth it at the end when the shiatty treatments work.
 
2021-04-16 6:35:43 PM  

TheOnion: Real Women Drink Akvavit: I'm 51. I have cancer (GCS/MMMT). Is there any good cancer news or is the good news so common it doesn't make the actual news?

/could use a little hopeful delusion over here 😕

Some of the mRNA techniques used in the COVID vaccine may be able to be used to treat cancers in the near future (<10 years)


That's really cool! I just had genetic testing and there will be no magic gene pills raining down like confetti for me, but that mRNA stuff does seem like a hopeful possibility for future generations. Discover magazine had a pretty good article on it a few months ago, so I have a teeeeny tiiiiiny bit of pop culture style knowledge about it.

/still dumb as a brick burrito
 
2021-04-16 6:37:57 PM  

The Coquettish Haberdasher: Real Women Drink Akvavit: I'm 51. I have cancer (GCS/MMMT). Is there any good cancer news or is the good news so common it doesn't make the actual news?

/could use a little hopeful delusion over here 😕

My grandma is 97 and kicked breast cancer's ass twice.


Sounds like your grandma has been well established as a total badness for some time now. I know I wouldn't argue with her..

Congrats to the whole family! YAY for badass grandmas!
 
2021-04-16 6:43:12 PM  

Non Sequitur Man: Real Women Drink Akvavit: I'm 51. I have cancer (GCS/MMMT). Is there any good cancer news or is the good news so common it doesn't make the actual news?

/could use a little hopeful delusion over here 😕

My father is 84 and has beaten cancer twice. There is always hope.


You're right - there's always hope and if you can hang onto it, you can fight on for quite a while. I saw it leave someone's eyes once. My BIL was in hospice and dying of melanoma. After he lost hope, he went downhill so fast that we didn't even need the nurse to tell us what was happening. It made a huge impact on me. Now I try not to lose hope, ever.

/RIP, Mark
//hope to not see you soon
///get some coffee going, just in case ❤
 
2021-04-16 6:48:06 PM  

talkertopc: I was quite young the first time I heard of cancer, the name made me think it was some kind of monster. As I got older I was amused that younger me thought of a disease that way, as I got wiser I got sad that younger me was 100% right.

Cancer killed my mother in 1998. FU cancer!


I'm so sorry. Cancer has taken a few family members from me as well, including my dad
He died in 1993 and I still struggle with the memories sometimes.

I'm so sorry for everyone who has to see this terrible disease win at all.
 
2021-04-16 6:51:43 PM  

Real Women Drink Akvavit: I'm 51. I have cancer (GCS/MMMT). Is there any good cancer news or is the good news so common it doesn't make the actual news?

/could use a little hopeful delusion over here 😕


My wife survived ovarian cancer. Check the survival rates on that, if you think that's not a miracle.

Of course, she did what the doctors told her to - chemotherapy, etc. She belongs to a few cancer groups on Facebook, and they all get pretty bent out of shape when newly-diagnosed people come in an ask for recommendations on natural therapy, in lieu of proper medicine.
 
2021-04-16 7:24:38 PM  

Mikey1969: 4. Eat what you want. We started out with a list of do's and don'ts, and the doctor said to throw them all away, and that I should eat what I want to. Ice cream at 3 am? Eat it, it's food, and they are more concerned with getting calories into your body than worrying about what to eat and what not to eat.

Best of luck, it's not going to be fun, but it's worth it at the end when the shiatty treatments work.


Eating is a big deal. It feels like my second full time job. The problem is everything tastes like chemicals so I have to force things down sometimes, which leads to vomiting. I tend to eat a lot of pancakes with only a little syrup.

If you're taking opiates keep up on any laxitives the dr prescribes. You do not want to be constipated.
 
2021-04-16 7:24:43 PM  

Dadoo: Real Women Drink Akvavit: I'm 51. I have cancer (GCS/MMMT). Is there any good cancer news or is the good news so common it doesn't make the actual news?

/could use a little hopeful delusion over here 😕

My wife survived ovarian cancer. Check the survival rates on that, if you think that's not a miracle.

Of course, she did what the doctors told her to - chemotherapy, etc. She belongs to a few cancer groups on Facebook, and they all get pretty bent out of shape when newly-diagnosed people come in an ask for recommendations on natural therapy, in lieu of proper medicine.



I have MMMT, a rare form of ovarian cancer with a grim prognosis. Tje one year survival rate is similar to the five year survival rate for most ovarian cancer, so most of us are dead within a year. I wasn't diagnosed until stage 4b and already have lymphovascular invasion present.

I'm in weekly chemo and immunotherapy every three weeks and find out next steps next Friday. I'm not sure what they can do at this point, but I'm responding well to chemo, had surgery and more chemo - but lymphovascular invasion is not good.

I'm not an alternative healing kinda gal, but understand the desire to grab at any chance when all other avenues have been exhausted and you have been abandoned to The Grey Lady (not my cat - the OTHER Grey lady). I have a lit of people trying to persuade me to try alternative medicine now, and nearly as many trying to drag me into their church. I politely decline, but in the future, if the only hope I have left of saving my life is alternative medicine then I might try it if I could. Church is a different story entirely. I will go to support others, but not myself. It feels dishonest (agnostic Heathen)

I really do understand where the people who seek alternative medicines are coming from. I just figured out the other day that the journey to death iis even scarier than the idea of being dead. If you can make that journey less terrifying to you AND win what feels like an impossible fight, why wouldn't you at least try? So while that is not my choice for myself, I do understand.

Congrats to you and your wife! That really is no small thing. You are so lucky and I am so pleased for you both! ❤
 
2021-04-16 7:54:49 PM  

Crewmannumber6: Mikey1969: 4. Eat what you want. We started out with a list of do's and don'ts, and the doctor said to throw them all away, and that I should eat what I want to. Ice cream at 3 am? Eat it, it's food, and they are more concerned with getting calories into your body than worrying about what to eat and what not to eat.

Best of luck, it's not going to be fun, but it's worth it at the end when the shiatty treatments work.

Eating is a big deal. It feels like my second full time job. The problem is everything tastes like chemicals so I have to force things down sometimes, which leads to vomiting. I tend to eat a lot of pancakes with only a little syrup.

If you're taking opiates keep up on any laxitives the dr prescribes. You do not want to be constipated.


Yeah, I went thru about a 2 month period where the food didn't taste like anything, just a flavorless paste that I chewed. I ate almost nothing for that time period and was on the verge of them putting me on some kind of feeding plan, they warned me once. My normal weight is 145-150, and back in February, when my chemo ended, I was down to about 115. Luckily, once chemo was over, I started to get my appetite back, and food tasted better. I'm about halfway back, weighing in at 130 lbs, so that's good.

I never vomited, but I'm so phobic about that that I have been able to think myself out of throwing up before, so that mindset may have helped. God, it sucked, but on the plus side, all of the symptoms that bothered me all of last year went away. :-)
 
2021-04-16 7:56:27 PM  

Real Women Drink Akvavit: I have MMMT, a rare form of ovarian cancer with a grim prognosis. Tje one year survival rate is similar to the five year survival rate for most ovarian cancer, so most of us are dead within a year. I wasn't diagnosed until stage 4b and already have lymphovascular invasion present.

I'm in weekly chemo and immunotherapy every three weeks and find out next steps next Friday. I'm not sure what they can do at this point, but I'm responding well to chemo, had surgery and more chemo - but lymphovascular invasion is not good.


If it helps any, I talked to my wife, and she has at least a few friends who were diagnosed at stage 4 and are still around - one of them for 9 years, and counting. Don't give up hope. She says cancer treatment is advancing so rapidly that even relatively recent statistics you might find on the Internet are less optimistic than reality.

She also wanted me to invite you to what she informally refers to as "Cancer Camp", if you like that sort of thing. It's in May, and you can find it by googling "camp make a dream ovarian cancer".
 
2021-04-16 8:17:55 PM  

Dadoo: Real Women Drink Akvavit: I have MMMT, a rare form of ovarian cancer with a grim prognosis. Tje one year survival rate is similar to the five year survival rate for most ovarian cancer, so most of us are dead within a year. I wasn't diagnosed until stage 4b and already have lymphovascular invasion present.

I'm in weekly chemo and immunotherapy every three weeks and find out next steps next Friday. I'm not sure what they can do at this point, but I'm responding well to chemo, had surgery and more chemo - but lymphovascular invasion is not good.

If it helps any, I talked to my wife, and she has at least a few friends who were diagnosed at stage 4 and are still around - one of them for 9 years, and counting. Don't give up hope. She says cancer treatment is advancing so rapidly that even relatively recent statistics you might find on the Internet are less optimistic than reality.

She also wanted me to invite you to what she informally refers to as "Cancer Camp", if you like that sort of thing. It's in May, and you can find it by googling "camp make a dream ovarian cancer".


Aww, thank you! I've got a chemo schedule through the first week of May and no idea what next steps are, so I most likely can't make it.

I did bump into a few  people with my form of ovarian cancer who are *almost* at TWO years survival before having their first recurrence. It's highly aggressive and likes to jump you when you think you've killed it. Repeatedly. I'm still hoping of course - it takes a LONG time for the average human to give up hope, even in the face of evidence (think political shenanigans and strange belief systems - same diff, really) - but I'm also trying  to be practical. I lack the resources these  other ladies have and the lack of resources even meant that I was diagnosed much later than they were.

I am still hopeful.

And thank your wife very much for the invite to the camp. I'll look at it more and if my treatment stops and I officially join club terminal, maybe I'll see if I can't come to camp as part of am epic "work/beg your way around the country while you're well enough" kind  of thing. I've never had a problem with fearlessly rolling solo on all kinds of odd journeys, so really,  why should the cancer journey any different?

Oh, yeah.....

I'll try anyway. It's simply in my nature to do so.

Thanks again! :-)
 
2021-04-16 8:56:15 PM  
My wife's mother just died from cancer.  4 months from diagnosis to death.  My wife's father died from cancer a month before her mother was diagnosed.  He was diagnosed three months before death.  Cancer sucks.
 
2021-04-16 9:52:19 PM  

browneye: FARK CANCER!


By order of the Peaky Fookin Blinders!
 
2021-04-17 12:46:45 PM  
That is sad but....

Damian is single now?
 
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