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    Ken Griffey Sr has mild Prostate Cancer, Jr's Mom is having colon cancer surgery

    My heart goes out to Ken.. he has to have had this on his mind and might be a big part of his slump.. it woudl weigh on my shoulders as well..if i was going thru that..

    was annouced on WLW sports talk tonight

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    Re: Ken Griffey Sr has mild Prostate Cancer, Jr's Mom is having colon cancer surgery

    Prayers go out to the Griffey family.

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    Re: Ken Griffey Sr has mild Prostate Cancer, Jr's Mom is having colon cancer surgery

    maybe this is why he hasnt recieved his Dad's usual hands on batting instruction when he goes into slumps.

    Sr. usualy takes Ken aside and works with him before games when he is struggling.

    so sad

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    Re: Ken Griffey Sr has mild Prostate Cancer, Jr's Mom is having colon cancer surgery

    Prostate cancer is very treatable. Colon cancer is much more tricky.

    Nevertheless, I wish both of them the best.

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    Re: Ken Griffey Sr has mild Prostate Cancer, Jr's Mom is having colon cancer surgery

    Sr. has a long family history of Prostate Cancer. 6 of his uncles had it and all passed away. They also had poor or no medical care. JR's Mom will hopefully come through OK. Not sure what stage she is in.
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    Re: Ken Griffey Sr has mild Prostate Cancer, Jr's Mom is having colon cancer surgery

    It can weigh on your mind, I know from personal experience. My mom had a brain tumor removed in July. The weeks leading up to the surgery were brutal on me. Very little sleep, lack of concentration at work etc. I know me playing golf and playing MLB is a sad compairison but I'm a decent golfer, 6 handicap. I would start thinking about the surgery, possible horrible outcome, and pow.....double bogey. I normally have maybe 1 double bogey every 4 rounds. I was having 2 or 3 a round. It's impossible not to think about it and the amount of concentration it takes to hit a 92 mph fastball is incredible. This could be the reason for the prolonged slump at the plate. I could not imagine both parents having cancer. My prayers are with him.
    Not this year...maybe a Wild Card

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    Re: Ken Griffey Sr has mild Prostate Cancer, Jr's Mom is having colon cancer surgery

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
    Nevertheless, I wish both of them the best.
    I second that.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Ken Griffey Sr has mild Prostate Cancer, Jr's Mom is having colon cancer surgery



    Hopefully they both have a full recovery.

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    Re: Ken Griffey Sr has mild Prostate Cancer, Jr's Mom is having colon cancer surgery

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
    Prostate cancer is very treatable.
    surprising news to about 25,000 US men a year, a disproportionate number being African-American.

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    Re: Ken Griffey Sr has mild Prostate Cancer, Jr's Mom is having colon cancer surgery

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    Hopefully they both have a full recovery.




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    Re: Ken Griffey Sr has mild Prostate Cancer, Jr's Mom is having colon cancer surgery

    Quote Originally Posted by princeton
    surprising news to about 25,000 US men a year, a disproportionate number being African-American.
    Insurance does wonders. As do regular checkups.

    Incidentally, I'm not diminishing the severity of the disease; but the fact is, it's treatable--far more treatable than most cancers. You just have to have yourself checked starting at age 35.

    My uncle is a prostate cancer survivor--20 years.
    Last edited by Falls City Beer; 08-14-2006 at 09:07 PM.

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    Re: Ken Griffey Sr has mild Prostate Cancer, Jr's Mom is having colon cancer surgery

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
    You just have to have yourself checked starting at age 35.
    the number of deaths per capita hasn't declined in years even though the treatments are much more sophisticated. And that's telling.

    one way to think about it is that we're just getting good at detecting people that would never have succumbed

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    Re: Ken Griffey Sr has mild Prostate Cancer, Jr's Mom is having colon cancer surgery

    Quote Originally Posted by princeton
    the number of deaths per capita hasn't declined in years even though the treatments are much more sophisticated. And that's telling.

    one way to think about it is that we're just getting good at detecting people that would never have succumbed
    A whole lot of people don't go for annual physicals... they go when they know there's something wrong with them. Early detection is the key... but if people don't go their doctors until it's too late, that's pretty much a moot point.

    Best wishes to the Griffeys... I hope all goes well.
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    Re: Ken Griffey Sr has mild Prostate Cancer, Jr's Mom is having colon cancer surgery

    Quote Originally Posted by princeton
    the number of deaths per capita hasn't declined in years even though the treatments are much more sophisticated. And that's telling.

    one way to think about it is that we're just getting good at detecting people that would never have succumbed
    Genetics sucks. No question.

    But the survival rate is high comparable to virtually every other single form of cancer known to man. Even skin cancer, IIRC.
    Last edited by Falls City Beer; 08-14-2006 at 09:50 PM.

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    Re: Ken Griffey Sr has mild Prostate Cancer, Jr's Mom is having colon cancer surgery

    "All men, if they live long enough, will eventually develop prostate cancer."
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