Friday, April 13, 2007

Fred Thompson, The Presidency, and Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

I talked today with a pathologist friend of mine - and though doctors have a non-committal language all their own - he basically said that there are lymphomas that are not life-threatening, inasmuch that the patient lives a normal lifespan and ends up dying of something unrelated to the lymphoma. This is basically what Thompson related in his interview with Cavuto.

Then I asked my physician friend if he would rather have McCain's melanoma or Thompson's lymphoma.

Again the jargon. But I gathered that if the melanoma is treated early when it's very superficial, then it's very curable - and would be his choice. Otherwise, he said, he would prefer to have the Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

So is it a non-issue? Don't bet on it. If Thompson gains momentum then you can be sure that "experts" and horror stories will come out of the woodwork in an effort to torpedo this popular conservatives chances for the nomination. And if Thompson gets the nomination, the mainstream media won't quit until the public thinks "cancer" is Fred's middle name.

1 comment:

SkyePuppy said...

Anything is an issue, if it can be spun to advantage.