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Posted By: DanvilleBill, 12/29/2019 10:01:07 PM

Georgia Rep. John Lewis, a longtime congressman and civil rights leader, announced Sunday he's undergoing treatment for stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Lewis, a Democrat who has represented Georgia's 5th Congressional District for over 30 years, said doctors discovered the cancer during a routine visit. "While I am clear-eyed about the prognosis, doctors have told me that recent medical advances have made this type of cancer treatable in many cases, that treatment options are no longer as debilitating as they once were, and that I have a fighting chance," Lewis said in a statement.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Condor44 12/29/2019 10:13:54 PM (No. 274078)
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Reply 2 - Posted by: harleynyc 12/29/2019 10:14:10 PM (No. 274080)
9 percent of patients, overall, survive five years. Biting my tongue.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: JediJerry 12/29/2019 10:26:39 PM (No. 274083)
Looking forward to the two weeks around the clock tv coverage of his courageous nonracist life in the traditions of MLK after he has gone to the medical examiners office.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 12/29/2019 10:26:56 PM (No. 274084)
I loathe this man. He's 79 years old. All of us die of something.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Northcross 12/29/2019 10:53:32 PM (No. 274095)
This is a devastating diagnosis. Be kind.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: vhs68 12/29/2019 10:54:02 PM (No. 274098)
2020 is going to be a very good year indeed!!!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Shells 12/29/2019 11:05:29 PM (No. 274101)
The people I’ve known who’ve died of this horrific cancer - including my beloved father - have all been wonderful, amazing souls. And then there’s RBG and Harry Reid so this dirtbag Lewis will probably be one of the very lucky few as well. I have so many questions for God if I manage to make it to heaven.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: greggojo 12/29/2019 11:12:27 PM (No. 274102)
I'm sincerely sorry to hear that anyone, anyone at all, has been handed a cancer diagnosis. However, John Lewis is like so many noisy Black Congressional Caucus members, he feathers his own nest, keeps getting elected, and year after year doesn't do a thing to improve the lives of his constituents.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Nimby 12/29/2019 11:50:52 PM (No. 274107)
Stage 4 of pancreatic cancer? God speed and may it be merciful. While getting the chemo think back To Your life and the deeds you have been involved in!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Locarno 12/29/2019 11:53:35 PM (No. 274109)
Yes, Lewis is all of those things, but remember, he is also a human being with family and friends who love him. Lets make 2020 the best year yet for freedom, and allow God to handle this.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: watashiyo 12/29/2019 11:56:13 PM (No. 274111)
.......he's not the only one suffering from this cancer. Move on, next topic, please!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: LtE126 12/30/2019 12:22:59 AM (No. 274117)
terrible news. Hope he beats it.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: kiwinews 12/30/2019 12:26:23 AM (No. 274120)
That's a horrible fate, pancreatic cancer is the worst. I'm sorry for anybody who has to go that road. He was a giant once, he's rotted in office. It's a shame. I hope he will have the grace to see this catastrophic illness as a reason to leave office and not put ego ahead of service to his constituents like Ted Kennedy and McCain did.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Ketchuplover 12/30/2019 12:29:28 AM (No. 274121)
One wonders what a person such as he thinks when receiving a diagnosis like this. My aunt recently died of Stage 4 lung cancer. She had been told that she had another 18 months to live, but God called her home suddenly way before that. Nevertheless, she was prepared and that was the best gift she left behind -- her family is at peace knowing she's in the redemptive arms of Jesus. However, one wonders what this congressman thinks as he will inevitably face his Maker. Will he recall and regret and repent of his past corruption and behavior....or does he think that he's got nothing to worry about -- after all, he's seen to it that his kin have been amply provided for (no matter the means!) and therefore he'll be rewarded and praised on his day of reckoning?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Trigger2 12/30/2019 12:29:56 AM (No. 274122)
Does he really have cancer or is he just lying to get votes because blacks have turned against him?
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Reply 16 - Posted by: mean Gene 12/30/2019 12:32:43 AM (No. 274124)
I had a neighbor told the exact same thing. Same disease, same claims about better possible outcomes. Didn't make a difference. One thing is that he never lost his hair. But still....
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Reply 17 - Posted by: anniebc 12/30/2019 12:50:57 AM (No. 274127)
Retire and let your constituents have capable representative; don't be a selfish pariah.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: ladydawgfan 12/30/2019 1:21:52 AM (No. 274137)
My younger brother is going through this, having been diagnosed with stage 1 / early stage 2 pancreatic cancer earlier this year after severe stomach issues. He has been undergoing chemo and radiation therapy to shrink the tumour so that it can be completely removed. His recent cancer indicators were in the hundreds instead of the thousands and his doctor told him recently that he "is winning" his fight. I pray that this is correct. He was with us for Thanksgiving and Christmas and looks good, albeit tired and much thinner. Cancer sucks, even for "civil rights icons!!"
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Reply 19 - Posted by: john56 12/30/2019 1:31:01 AM (No. 274139)
While we were blessed with over 11 years with my father-in-law after diagnosis of pancreatic cancer (it was just luck that it was discovered before symptoms emerged, although the treatment nearly killed him), I know that this is a form of cancer that at that Stage is a difficult prognosis. As a doctor once told me, it's a time where you go to Fiji and don't worry about the Visa bill. My prayers to Rep. Lewis and his family. I may not agree with him on everything politically, but Stage 4 pancreatic cancer is something I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Johnny of Marin 12/30/2019 2:07:01 AM (No. 274145)
Sorry. Not sorry.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: jalo1951 12/30/2019 2:15:29 AM (No. 274147)
My grandfather died one week after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. As a human being I do not wish this on anyone. However, this man has used his badge of "civil rights icon" to mean that he is untouchable as a politician. Those who disagree with him are obviously racist. A person at the age of 79 with a stage four cancer needs to resign. Prepare yourself for medical treatment and spend some quality time with your family. We all can be replaced. America will continue if he decides to take his leave.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: stone313 12/30/2019 2:21:45 AM (No. 274148)
He is the biggest racist in the state of Georgia.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: chumley 12/30/2019 2:52:08 AM (No. 274151)
Isnt he the same guy as Elijah Cummings? I think he already died. With all the good people who have died in the last decade, I cant gin up many tears for this...individual.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: 4Justice 12/30/2019 3:23:31 AM (No. 274155)
I never wish illness or bad things on anyone, no matter how corrupt and reprehensible they may be. However, I wonder if this is somehow a result of that parade they had celebrating the passage of Zerocare. As the poster said...karma...
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Evocatus 12/30/2019 3:57:46 AM (No. 274158)
Everything that happens is in conformance to God's Plan. Lewis needs to settle his accounts in a manner that is in conformance with God's Plan. It sounds as if that's all he's really got time for now, so he ought to make it a priority.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Strike3 12/30/2019 6:06:37 AM (No. 274187)
I'm so relieved that John has the best possible health care that we taxpayers can provide for him.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: mobyclik 12/30/2019 6:45:30 AM (No. 274203)
Did he ever string together 2 or 3 sentences without the words ''racist'' or ''racism?'' Over 30 years in Congress and that's the sum total of it all. Do the right thing for a change, resign your office and spend time with your family.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: udanja99 12/30/2019 6:49:38 AM (No. 274209)
A very dear friend who was in her early 80’s got this diagnosis in mid January 2009. She passed away on March first, less than 6 weeks after diagnosis.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: George R. 12/30/2019 7:11:53 AM (No. 274218)
I wish him a long long life of exceptionally painful treatment for his cancer! Even better if he lives forever in the same condition! He'll never pay for the hate and damage done tho this country!
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Reply 30 - Posted by: lftrn97 12/30/2019 7:25:12 AM (No. 274222)
He'll be replaced byaclone. Calling Stacey Abrams
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Reply 31 - Posted by: ROLFNader 12/30/2019 7:41:42 AM (No. 274231)
It's a better story than the one he made up about being spit on by white people while marching in some communist protest,which the video tape refuted. But ,of course , it would be racist to say he was lying.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Periwinkel 12/30/2019 9:25:25 AM (No. 274324)
Another of the Civil Rights "warriors" who for years and years dined out on his one walk across some bridge down South. Memo to John: We all die sometime.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: MDConservative 12/30/2019 10:26:28 AM (No. 274368)
While I detest Lewis, I detest cancer even more.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: jacksin5 12/30/2019 10:37:26 AM (No. 274381)
From a purely political standpoint, what are the chances he resigns his seat to go home and spend this time with family and friends? In either case, I wish you well in your upcoming battle.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: hisself 12/30/2019 11:32:54 AM (No. 274429)
How can a 'black civil rights hero' be associated with the party of the KKK? He is a lying hypocrite!! At least he will be out of office soon!
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Reply 36 - Posted by: Smart11344 12/30/2019 12:18:04 PM (No. 274470)
Is it possible to have respect for this evil man and yet pray for him?
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Reply 37 - Posted by: garyhope 12/30/2019 12:36:17 PM (No. 274484)
Cancer is not as bad as Alzheimer's disease. What Alzheimer's does to your mind and body is like a long living death that's humiliating, degrading and very expensive for your long care. There's not one thing that slows or cures Alzheimer's. You're lucky if it kills you quickly or you die from something else first. John Lewis is a nasty POS. Good riddance to bad black racist rubbish. Karma as others have commented.
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