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April 11, 2007

Flashback: Paul Tsongas' Battle With Lymphoma

I support Fred. But I'm surely not the only one who remembers that Sen. Paul Tsongas, candidate for Democratic nomination for President in 1992, had non-Hodgkin's lymphoma as well, and after being given a clean bill of health by doctors, he soon after suffered a more aggressive attack by the disease and died five years later.

(I remember because I supported him in 1992... until that parvenue jagoff Clinton convinced me he really was a conservative sort of Democrat.)

Paul Tsongas had, I imagine, the aggressive form of the illness, having to endure experimental marrow-transplant surgery to beat it back. Thompson so far has only needed a course of drugs, and he's not even on that fairly light treatment anymore, given his doctor believes the cancer to be both in remission and "indolent" or slow-moving.

Again, I don't want to jump on Thompson -- who I've repeatedly promoted -- and I'm not using his cancer to score points for my boy Rudy (who also had cancer, of course).

Just doing what bloggers do -- remembering, Google-searching. It's not like I'm the only one in America who remembers Paul Tsongas.


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