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    ^^^ Patrick Swayze had a drinking problem. He had a hard landing with his plane back in the day and he was supposedly drunk and had a lot of booze in the plane, IIRC. Michael Landon, I've never heard anything bad about him but it was long ago and easier to hide, if he did in fact have an issue.

    ETA: I checked wiki and Swayze went to rehab for alcoholism. And witnesses said he seemed extremely intoxicated after the plane incident and then asked for help hiding the open containers and 30 bottles of beer that he had in the plane (it was damaged). Rehab was in the 90s and then the plane incident was in 2000. He died in 2009. It doesn't say if he was sober during those nine years of not.

    ETA 2: Swayze was also a heavy smoker, admitting he chain smoked 60 cigarettes a day. He continued smoking up until his death.
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    i think michael landon was a drinker. i remember half-pint saying he morning coffee on the set was always spiked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by czb View Post
    i think michael landon was a drinker. i remember half-pint saying he morning coffee on the set was always spiked.
    I know he smoked 4 packs a day, as did Swayze.
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    I wonder if artificial sweeteners can cause it as well. Karl Lagerfeld was a teetotaler and didn't smoke, but he was addicted to diet coke and would drink about 10 a day.
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    My maternal grandmother was a longtime diabetic, and always used Sweet and Low instead of sugar; she died of stomach cancer. I always figured the S&L had something to do with it, given the carcinogen warnings on the packaging...

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    ^^It has warnings, and people still consume it? I've never read the packaging because I don't use it.
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    ^^It's still sold, and yes, people still use it. My grandma used it in the 70's-80's. I suppose it's no different than the warnings on cigarettes, yet people still smoke...

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    This is also what killed Steve Jobs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
    This is also what killed Steve Jobs.
    Not quite. Steve Jobs had a rare form of pancreatic cancer - neuroendocrine cancer, which affects the islet cells of the pancreas. Because those cells produce hormones, there are almost always early symptoms related to hormone production, so it's usually found early. It's also slow growing, and usually responds well to traditional treatments. With that type of pancreatic cancer, survival is measured in years.

    Most pancreatic cancers (95%) are adenocarcinoma, which affect the ducts of the pancreas. The earliest signs often don't occur until stage 3 or 4 and are pretty general/non-specific. It's actually a relatively rare cancer, but it is one of the worst because it's usually not detected until it's very advanced. It also spreads quickly and doesn't respond well to treatment. Survival for stage 4 is usually measured in months.
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    um, steve jobs' cancer was detected earlier, but dumbass decided to go with holistic treatments instead of the surgery that would've given him more years. dumb decision for a smart person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by czb View Post
    um, steve jobs' cancer was detected earlier, but dumbass decided to go with holistic treatments instead of the surgery that would've given him more years. dumb decision for a smart person.
    An article I read said Jobs' decision to not have surgery was not necessarily a factor in his death. Because the neuroendicrine cancer is slow growing, patients don't have to rush into surgery, and in the article, doctors said the 9 month delay between his diagnosis and his surgery was not actually that long for his type of cancer.

    The questionable part of his treatment came 5 years after his cancer surgery/treatment, and that was the liver transplant because that is almost never recommended, and if the cancer had returned and spread beyond the liver, the anti-rejection meds would have made it difficult to fight off any remaining cancer cells.
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    My mom was misdiagnosed for months. When a specialist finally saw her, and diagnosed her with pancreatic cancer, he told us she had approximately 3 weeks to live. She was diagnosed June 3rd, 2000 and died June 27th, 2000.

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    ^That is horrible, I'm so sorry for you. Although wrong diagnoses are still pretty common, sadly. Our neighbor/friend had misdiagnosed stomach cancer and she, too, died 3 weeks after the diagnosis.
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    And then this: Missouri police search stage 4 pancreatic cancer patient's room for marijuana

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    ^^ Utterly insane.
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