Father of boy in chemo controversy has cancer, too

The father of a Minnesota boy who fled the state to avoid court-ordered chemotherapy now has cancer himself. Full Story
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The Cold Hard Truth

Fargo, ND

#41 May 20, 2010
WhatTheHeck wrote:
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When you see cancers running in families like this, you have to wonder if it has something to do with the environment they are living in. In a health care center I was working at, I know of a family whose whole family were dying of brain cancer. Now in the case of this father, perhaps just living on a farm where many chemicals are used - makes you wonder. Maybe this guy would do well to get out of the farming business.
Yeah, that's gotta be it. Too much chemicals at farms. All farmers should quit farming immediately. Worldwide, stop farming now. Don't worry about no food, someone will solve that problem. Also, cow-farts cause global warming, kill all cows now. Horse too, sheep, goats, all wildlife of any sort and all domestic animals too. For that matter, all humans should drink Jim Jones kool aid and die too for our farts cause global warming too. Then the earth would be empty and cool. How wonderful. Geez.

“Just dance.........”

Since: Jan 09

East Side

#42 May 20, 2010
quote< NINE CHILDREN and somehow the "it's hard, it's hard" >

That may be just the problem right there..........I'm just sayin..........
Digusted

Saint Paul, MN

#43 May 20, 2010
Irony wrote:
Wow, it is interesting how many here speak of karma and irresponsibility. There is the irony of it combined with a holier than thou attitude.
This man is sick. What if he was your brother? I agree, his beliefs differ from yours and mine. However, that doesn't make him irresponsible or stupid. It makes him human, will all the flaws that go along with it.
This is NOT a matter of feeling or being 'Holier Than Thou'. People are commenting on this mans selfish actions. That is what this forum is for.

A murderer could get cancer and he still is what he is... a murderer. We don't all the sudden feel bad for him because he got cancer.

It is not his 'Beliefs' that are upsetting everyone. Reread the posts.

It is the fact that 'Due to His Beliefs' he went to the extremes of forbidding the Chemo to his precious child with cancer. BUT, when 'he himself' gets cancer... then he decides he may need to 'reevaluate' everything and would now consider the treatment.

He did NOT reevaluate his faith or beliefs for his child, yet he will when it now comes down to his own life. THAT is what people are upset about. He finds his own life more precious than his child.

And YES.... I would be just as disgusted with a family member who puts themselves above their own child. Anyone should be disgusted by such a person!
WhatTheHeck

Saint Paul, MN

#44 May 20, 2010
grama wrote:
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...i sometimes wonder if it is in the mix of the genes....
Oh yes. Definitely. Many cancers originate in the genes. Breast cancer has a tendency to be that way.
Becca

Katy, TX

#45 May 20, 2010
Having been reared around this rural town,may I suggest that the farm area surrounding Sleepy Eye be investigated for toxics. I would not be surprised if the the local water table/s were found to be polluted with agri-chemicals. This family may be a signal which harkens for attention way beyond the flourishing social/medical drama. For the sake of all around SleepyEye, notice the bigger picture. Hopefully, Brown county- or some other government entity- will conduct toxic studies concerning the ecosystem of and surrounding Sleepy Eye in the hopes of discounting or finding cancer causing substances to better protect and educate the local population.

“We're all connected”

Since: Feb 08

St Paul, MN

#46 May 20, 2010
grama wrote:
i have a sister in law in the last stages of cancer, they lost a child to cancer and have a son that is in remission with cancer....hopefully no one else in their family gets this awful disease.....
When Danny got cancer, I couldn't imagine how he could dismiss the "traditional" medical treatment, giving him a 92% chance of beating cancer. So many would gladly trade places with him to get that sort of success rate. I know AML Leukemia (Danny's dad has a subset of this) and even a 50% chance of being in remission is something many would love to hear, compared to their success rates.

I would LOVE to say that diet and prayers work. Chemotherapy aren't always "artificial," as my Leukemia treatment included a super-dosed vitamin A.

I don't understand this family, as much as I try.

“We're all connected”

Since: Feb 08

St Paul, MN

#47 May 20, 2010
Chemo wrote:
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He will never make it without the chemo. I did not want to do chemo either, but you do what you have to do if you want to live. This man has nine children and he needs to do all that he can to live for them. Diet is not going to the trick.
Right on-I can empathize. I ate a healthy diet with chemo (well, I didn't eat all that unhealthily before) but there was NO WAY I'd rely on diet alone when I had Leukemia. I really wish I knew what Tony Hauser is thinking when he's dismissing chemo. I'm glad he's not ruling it out altogether.

Congrats on remission to you. 3.5 years for me, next week.

“Wher's dem turkey necks?”

Since: Dec 08

Palm Desert, CA

#48 May 20, 2010
Becca wrote:
Having been reared around this rural town,may I suggest that the farm area surrounding Sleepy Eye be investigated for toxics. I would not be surprised if the the local water table/s were found to be polluted with agri-chemicals. This family may be a signal which harkens for attention way beyond the flourishing social/medical drama. For the sake of all around SleepyEye, notice the bigger picture. Hopefully, Brown county- or some other government entity- will conduct toxic studies concerning the ecosystem of and surrounding Sleepy Eye in the hopes of discounting or finding cancer causing substances to better protect and educate the local population.
Actually it looks like Brown County cancer rates are below the national average.
I found this site from the National Cancer Institute:
http://statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov/cgi-bin...
Becca

Katy, TX

#49 May 20, 2010
Da Crusher_RIP wrote:
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Actually it looks like Brown County cancer rates are below the national average.
I found this site from the National Cancer Institute:
http://statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov/cgi-bin...
Thank you for the information. I sure hope this is the true.

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