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Humphrey Bogart

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Bogart, a heavy smoker and drinker, developed cancer of the esophagus. He almost never spoke of his failing health and refused to see a doctor until January 1956. A diagnosis was made several weeks later and by then removal of his esophagus, two lymph nodes, and a rib on March 1, 1956, was too late to halt the disease, even with chemotherapy. He underwent corrective surgery in November 1956 after the cancer had spread.

Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy visited him at this time. Frank Sinatra was also a frequent visitor.

With time, Bogart grew too weak to walk up and down stairs. He valiantly fought the pain and joked about his immobility: “Put me in the dumbwaiter and I’ll ride down to the first floor in style.” The dumbwaiter was then altered to accommodate his wheelchair.

In an interview, Hepburn described the last time she and Spencer Tracy saw Bogart (the night before he died):

Spence patted him on the shoulder and said, “Goodnight, Bogie.” Bogie turned his eyes to Spence very quietly and with a sweet smile covered Spence’s hand with his own and said, “Goodbye, Spence.” 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humphrey_Bogart

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It’s simple really:

If you smoke, STOP. 

If you don’t smoke, DON’T START.

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October 5, 2013 Posted by | celebs | , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Quote of the Day”

Via: Huffington Post

“People now don’t die from prostate cancer, breast cancer and some of the other things. ‘The fact of the matter is’, our healthcare today is so much better, we’re living so much longer, because of innovations in drug development, surgical procedures, stents, implantable cardiac defibrillators, neural stimulators — they didn’t exist 10 years ago.”

– GOP New York (Buffalo) congressional candidate Chris Collins

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/03/chris-collins-cancer_n_1647196.html

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The ‘FACTS of the matter’ are:

Fact 1. An estimated 577,190 people in the United States will die from cancer this year, including about 39,920 deaths from breast cancer and 28,170 from prostate cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.

Fact 2. Uninsured people are less likely to detect cancer in its early stages, making it far more expensive to treat.

Fact 3. Uninsured/Insured people often lose their job, home, and savings; paying for their families health.

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Thank You President Obama, Congress, and Chief Justice Roberts for the ‘Affordale Care Act’.

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July 4, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment