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Old 10-13-06, 02:45 AM
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Farrah Fawcett diagnosed with cancer [6/25/09 Update - Dead]

Wasn't sure whether to put this in Movie or TV, since Farrah has obviously done both, but since it's mostly about cancer, I figured it would work in Other.

I read in a brief story in USA Today, today, that Farrah has been diagnosed with cancer. Bad news to hear, no matter who it is, but the type of cancer kind of took me by surprise. It seems she has anal cancer. I suppose cancer can strike just about anywhere in the body, and...well, this kind of proves it. All I could think was "wow". I've honestly never heard of anal cancer before.

Hope everything goes well for you, Farrah. It's hard to say much more without it sounding like a wise-crack, so I'll just reiterate, "wow."

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Old 10-13-06, 05:12 AM
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i was sad to hear this. always loved seeing her in movies, she was the hot one of the 70s, no doubt. hope she recovers-
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Hope she'll be okay. I especially mean that as the 13-year-old with this poster on my wall.
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I had heard stomach cancer but maybe they didn't want to say "anal" on TV.
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lil smokies.....
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next thing ya know, they'll walk the kid in front of her.
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Originally Posted by JCWBobC
I had heard stomach cancer but maybe they didn't want to say "anal" on TV.
Maybe you heard John Forsythe has colon cancer?
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I would guess it is on her check where Andy Dick licked her.
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I always heard she has a smokin' ass.
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re: Farrah Fawcett diagnosed with cancer [6/25/09 Update - Dead]

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090405/en_nm/us_fawcett_2

Farrah Fawcett in L.A. hospital: reports

1 hr 47 mins ago

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Actress Farrah Fawcett, who has been battling cancer for almost three years, has been admitted to a Los Angeles hospital, according to news reports.

The 62-year-old former star of "Charlie's Angels," was hospitalized on Thursday, according to People magazine.

Celebrity gossip Web site Radaronline, which broke the news, quoted sources as saying the actress was unconscious.

The hospital was not identified. A Fawcett spokesman did not return a call seeking comment on Sunday.

Fawcett was diagnosed with anal cancer in September 2006. Four months later, she declared herself cancer-free, only to have the disease return in May 2007. Fawcett traveled to Germany for alternative treatment and documented her experiences, footage of which she shared with entertainment television shows in early 2008.

The Texas native rose to fame through an iconic pin-up poster for which she posed flirtatiously in a red bathing suit. In 1976, TV producer Aaron Spelling cast Fawcett for "Charlie's Angels," in which she played Jill Munroe, the tanned, glamorous undercover detective with tousled blonde hair.

Starring alongside brunette actresses Jaclyn Smith and Kate Jackson, Fawcett was the hit show's top attraction, but she quit at the end of its first season. After being sued for breach of contract, she made a few guest appearances in subsequent years.

The actress sought to downplay her sex-symbol status through meatier roles in the 1980s. She earned critical acclaim for her performance as a domestic violence survivor in 1984's "The Burning Bed," for which she received the first of three Emmy nominations.

Separately, her son with former long-time boyfriend Ryan O'Neal was arrested on Sunday for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs into a Los Angeles-area jail. Redmond O'Neal, 24, who has a long history of drug arrests, was detained at a facility in Santa Clarita, while about to visit an inmate, said the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. He was being held on $25,000 bail.

(Reporting by Dean Goodman; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

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re: Farrah Fawcett diagnosed with cancer [6/25/09 Update - Dead]

She's had this cancer for the last 3 years now. She's now dying from it...just to clarify.
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re: Farrah Fawcett diagnosed with cancer [6/25/09 Update - Dead]

That's really too bad although with the best medicine and most money in the world, I think she should either be able to survive or make her passing very comfortable.

It's no better hearing this though.
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re: Farrah Fawcett diagnosed with cancer [6/25/09 Update - Dead]

Separately, her son with former long-time boyfriend Ryan O'Neal was arrested on Sunday for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs into a Los Angeles-area jail. Redmond O'Neal, 24, who has a long history of drug arrests, was detained at a facility in Santa Clarita, while about to visit an inmate, said the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. He was being held on $25,000 bail.
Yay! My hometown in the news
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re: Farrah Fawcett diagnosed with cancer [6/25/09 Update - Dead]

I heard this morning that she was admitted because of a blood clot, due to her therapy.

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re: Farrah Fawcett diagnosed with cancer [6/25/09 Update - Dead]

I wonder what the alternative therapy was. I know there was a German doctor named Dr. Nieper (sp?) who claimed to have cured a bunch of different diseases with highly absorbable minerals, but I don't know if there are still any clinics open which offer that treatment.
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re: Farrah Fawcett diagnosed with cancer [6/25/09 Update - Dead]

They said on one of the tabloid shows that it was "stem cell therapy."
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re: Farrah Fawcett diagnosed with cancer [6/25/09 Update - Dead]

I have the feeling this new report of it only being a blood clot and everything is fine is just a smokescreen...JMO
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Id hit, even with the chance of contracting the disease
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re: Farrah Fawcett diagnosed with cancer [6/25/09 Update - Dead]

Wow that sucks, never heard of anal cancer before
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re: Farrah Fawcett diagnosed with cancer [6/25/09 Update - Dead]

Originally Posted by Jacoby Ellsbury View Post
Id hit, even with the chance of contracting the disease
Um, you realize that cancer isn't an STD, right?
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re: Farrah Fawcett diagnosed with cancer [6/25/09 Update - Dead]

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Wow that sucks, never heard of anal cancer before
Terrance and Philip had it once.
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re: Farrah Fawcett diagnosed with cancer [6/25/09 Update - Dead]

Originally Posted by mickey65 View Post
I have the feeling this new report of it only being a blood clot and everything is fine is just a smokescreen...JMO
Psshhh... doubt it. Everyone thought Paul Newman had cancer when he went to see his doctor, and all along he said it was only a case of athlete's foot.

Oh, wait...
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re: Farrah Fawcett diagnosed with cancer [6/25/09 Update - Dead]

They also have reported that it has now spread to her liver.
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re: Farrah Fawcett diagnosed with cancer [6/25/09 Update - Dead]

Originally Posted by Mr. Salty View Post
Um, you realize that cancer isn't an STD, right?
There is some evidence that exposure to the HPV has a relationship with anal cancer. Maybe Ryan liked to poke Farrah in the butt.

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