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Re: Michael Douglas reveals throat cancer at stage 4

Hope he recovers.
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Re: Michael Douglas reveals throat cancer at stage 4

Yeah yeah... im sure we all want him to pull through this, but lets be honest here.... Its Stage 4. hes as good as dead.
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Re: Michael Douglas reveals throat cancer at stage 4

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Yeah yeah... im sure we all want him to pull through this, but lets be honest here.... Its Stage 4. hes as good as dead.
Then what's the point of undergoing an aggressive and painful radiation/chemotherapy treatment as he said he's doing?
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Re: Michael Douglas reveals throat cancer at stage 4

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Then what's the point of undergoing an aggressive and painful radiation/chemotherapy treatment as he said he's doing?
not much, unfortunately.
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Re: Michael Douglas reveals throat cancer at stage 4

"although his cancer was late "stage four," doctors say he has an 80 percent chance of recovery."

That doesn't seem to coincide with a state 4 diagnosis, does it?
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Re: Michael Douglas reveals throat cancer at stage 4

Originally Posted by iggystar View Post
"although his cancer was late "stage four," doctors say he has an 80 percent chance of recovery."

That doesn't seem to coincide with a state 4 diagnosis, does it?
Having a big fat wallet and access to the best treatment can stack the odds more in your favor.
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Re: Michael Douglas reveals throat cancer at stage 4

Originally Posted by inri222 View Post
Having a big fat wallet and access to the best treatment can stack the odds more in your favor.
Although that didn't seem to help him when doctors couldn't figure out what was wrong with him earlier on, when he started seeking medical diagnosis.

Incidentally, every time I glance at this thread title I see "Michael Douglas dies of throat cancer". Hopefully that is not a bad omen. Wouldn't want to wish that on anyone.
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Re: Michael Douglas reveals throat cancer at stage 4

Originally Posted by Yavin View Post
Incidentally, every time I glance at this thread title I see "Michael Douglas dies of throat cancer". Hopefully that is not a bad omen. Wouldn't want to wish that on anyone.
Yeah, I almost expect to see "UPDATE: DEAD" added to the title everytime I glance at it.
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Re: Michael Douglas reveals throat cancer at stage 4

Originally Posted by mcfly View Post
I've always like Michael Douglas. I hope he can pull through.
Kirk Douglas always seemed classier in a way to me than Michael. Maybe it had to do with which movie roles he accepted, i don't know...
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Re: Michael Douglas reveals throat cancer at stage 4

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Then what's the point of undergoing an aggressive and painful radiation/chemotherapy treatment as he said he's doing?

Doing all that shit actually kills you faster. Its drains your body and makes you weaker. Plus you lose a ton of weight with chemo. So, while he thinks hes helping himself... in the end... he'll die. Sad but true. Stage 4 Cancer is a fucking terrible thing to go through.
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Originally Posted by TallGuyMe View Post
Stage IV means metastasis
Not necessarily.
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Re: Michael Douglas reveals throat cancer at stage 4

I think Will Arnett should be shitting his pants. Have you heard that guy's voice?
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Re: Michael Douglas reveals throat cancer at stage 4

i hope he makes it

someone i know died of cancer earlier this year. she didn't feel well, went to the hospital and was dead within the month.

stage 4 means he probably hasn't had blood work done in a while or the doctors are morons
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Re: Michael Douglas reveals throat cancer at stage 4

Originally Posted by mcfly View Post
I've always like Michael Douglas. I hope he can pull through.
Ditto.
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Re: Michael Douglas reveals throat cancer at stage 4

Originally Posted by al_bundy View Post
someone i know died of cancer earlier this year. she didn't feel well, went to the hospital and was dead within the month.
Shakes me to the bone every time I hear a story like that.
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Re: Michael Douglas reveals throat cancer at stage 4

Don't know where the cancer is exactly- nasopharyngeal or laryngeal, but throat cancer is NOT good (well, any cancer is not good but this is one of the worse ones to get), and stage 4 is REALLY not good. Don't know how likely he'll get surgery either (depending on whether it would help or not), but if he needs a complete laryngectomy (which removes the vocal cords too), expect to see him with a trach and talking out of a speech valve. In addition, if he requires extensive resection of the disease around the neck and throat area, it's a procedure that can be disfiguring.

I wish him the best, as I've always enjoyed his work, but I'm afraid the end is not far, at least for his acting career.
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Re: Michael Douglas reveals throat cancer at stage 4

My best friend survived stage 4 throat cancer. He did the radiation and the chemo. He smoked thru it all - and still is.

He's been "clear" for the last 2 years now.
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Nice! Hope they had fun!
A 'Thankful' Michael Douglas Takes Family to Disney World
Thursday November 25, 2010 01:00 PM EST


What could be better medicine than sunshine, family fun and a day out with Mickey and Minnie?

Michael Douglas who's recovering from treatment for throat cancer looked joyful as he posed with wife Catherine Zeta-Jones and kids Carys, 7, and Dylan, 10, on a family trip to Epcot Center in Florida Wednesday.

Douglas and Zeta-Jones "are very happy and thankful the way things are going this Thanksgiving," says Douglas's rep, Allen Burry.

Douglas, 66, completed eight weeks of radiation and chemotherapy in October. In recent weeks, the Oscar winner has been recuperating with his family at home in New York City, walking his kids to school and working to gain back the strength he lost due to the treatments.

Douglas's father, actor Kirk, recently told Entertainment Tonight that Michael is feeling "very good" and "much stronger now."

As Zeta-Jones, 41, told PEOPLE in August, "if there's anything Michael has, it's strength."
http://www.people.com/people/article...445425,00.html
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Re: Michael Douglas reveals throat cancer at stage 4

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Nice! Hope they had fun!
Wow, he looks a lot like his father (even more so now) in that photo.
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Re: Michael Douglas reveals throat cancer at stage 4

I'm glad he's getting to spend time with his family. I really hope he pulls through for all their sakes.
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Re: Michael Douglas reveals throat cancer at stage 4

Originally Posted by Rypro 525 View Post
there was a story in this weeks Globe magazine saying he might have a year to live (granted this is the globe)
I read that too. It was between the article saying Batboy is polling better than Obama, and the one about the yam that looked like Hitler.
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Re: Michael Douglas reveals throat cancer at stage 4

Stage 4 is grim. A year could be just about right unfortunately.
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Re: Michael Douglas reveals throat cancer at stage 4

With whatever time he has left, I hope he spends as much of it as possible with Catherine and his kids.

It looks like he has 1 more movie left (Haywire) coming out in April.
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Re: Michael Douglas reveals throat cancer at stage 4

I hope his last movie is a good one. Poor Raul Julia.
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Re: Michael Douglas reveals throat cancer at stage 4

I guess we won't be getting to see him play Liberace - IF he isn't cured of the cancer.

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