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    Default Bonnie Franklin has Pancreatic cancer

    Just sucks. Lynnie - she looks good on Y&R, yes? Sounds like a recent diagnosis. From all I know, one day you have a weird pain, next day it's worse and there ya go.

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bonnie Franklin, who starred in the sitcom "One Day At a Time," has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, her family said Monday.

    In a statement released by CBS, the family said the 68-year-old actress is undergoing treatment and continuing her normal schedule.

    Franklin, who lives in Los Angeles, and her family "remain extremely positive" and asked that her privacy be respected.

    The petite, red-headed actress starred as single mom Ann Romano in the hit CBS comedy "One Day At a Time," which aired from 1975 to 1984. Her co-stars included Mackenzie Phillips and Valerie Bertinelli.

    On her Twitter account, Phillips sent "out love and sweet prayers" to the "incomparable Bonnie Franklin."

    Franklin's recent credits include appearances on "The Young and the Restless" and "Hot in Cleveland," which reunited her with Bertinelli.

    On stage, Franklin was in the original Broadway production of "Applause," for which she received a 1970 Tony Award nomination, and other plays including "Dames at Sea" and "A Thousand Clowns."

    Her family said Franklin is grateful for people's support and concern as she fights cancer.



    Bonnie Franklin fighting pancreatic cancer - Yahoo! News

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    she's on Young and the Restless, not B&B. (knowing this just proves I have no life)

    damn I really do wish the best for her.
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    Thank ya, I meant Y&R.

    She was about 32 or so when she started on One Day at a Time and MacKenzie was 16.

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    What a gut punch to find out that you have cancer at all, and then find out it's something with such a poor survival rate. Best wishes to her.
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    Yikes, that is horrible. Pancreatic cancer is one of the worst kinds of cancer. This is the data according to pancreatic.org:


    Survival Rates
    According to the American Cancer Society, for all stages of pancreatic cancer combined, the one-year relative survival rate is 20%, and the five-year rate is 4%. These low survival rates are attributable to the fact that fewer than 20% of patients' tumors are confined to the pancreas at the time of diagnosis; in most cases, the malignancy has already progressed to the point where surgical removal is impossible.

    In those cases where resection can be performed, the average survival rate is 18 to 20 months. The overall five-year survival rate is about 10%, although this can rise as high as 20% to 25% if the tumor is removed completely and when cancer has not spread to lymph nodes.
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    Fuck cancer.



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    So bad...
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    That sucks. I loved her growing up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laurent View Post
    What a gut punch to find out that you have cancer at all, and then find out it's something with such a poor survival rate. Best wishes to her.
    Quote Originally Posted by angelais View Post
    Yikes, that is horrible. Pancreatic cancer is one of the worst kinds of cancer. This is the data according to pancreatic.org:


    Survival Rates
    According to the American Cancer Society, for all stages of pancreatic cancer combined, the one-year relative survival rate is 20%, and the five-year rate is 4%. These low survival rates are attributable to the fact that fewer than 20% of patients' tumors are confined to the pancreas at the time of diagnosis; in most cases, the malignancy has already progressed to the point where surgical removal is impossible.

    In those cases where resection can be performed, the average survival rate is 18 to 20 months. The overall five-year survival rate is about 10%, although this can rise as high as 20% to 25% if the tumor is removed completely and when cancer has not spread to lymph nodes.
    I did a research paper on Pancreatic Cancer for one of my classes. Damn it is like a death sentence. While other cancers have advanced in treatment, survival rates for Pancreatic cancer are still very close to what they were nearly 40 years ago-very low. Almost no change really since 1975 statistics. The survival rate then was about 3-5% for five years.

    Part of my paper was on any nutritional treatments or anything nutritionally related to this cancer after diagnosis -and there were none/nothing-not even any human studies I could find in any academic research-just stuff on rats and such-it is just that deadly.

    I always liked her too. Fucking cancer.

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    Yup, pancreatic is a mean, bitter bitch of a cancer. Although others like stomach/esophogial and liver cancer usually rush to the lymph nodes, massive swelling and son of a bitch excruciating pain, you usually get a few months. Pancreatic kills fast, still painful, but usually too fast to cross off those last few wishes, even if those wishes have to be modified to be filled sitting in a hospital bed on a morphine drip. Sads.

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    After being misdiagnosed for months, my Mother went into emergency one night to be told she had pancreatic cancer. The specialist told her she had a month to live; she died 3 weeks later.

    Completely devastating. I feel horribly for anyone who has any sort of cancer, but especially pancreatic.

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    Sorry about your Mom, Icepik. All cancers are horrible, but this one is just so quick when they find out they have it. My uncle has it, but I already knew before he was diagnosed. He had that look they get. Just really sucks. He is such a great guy and his wife and son are everything to him. I worry about them...what will they do when he is gone? I wish they would find a cure for all of it.

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    So sorry Icepik. I can't even imagine how sad and scary it must have been.

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    I'm sorry, Icepik. It was 6 weeks for my mom, not pancreatic, but stage 4 lung cancer at diagnosis. It was all so surreal.

    I always liked Bonnie, she reminded me of my divorced mom back in the 70's. Both redheads. I had no idea she was still acting in soaps.
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    Fuck cancer! Wishing her all the best even though the odds are not good.
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