Monday, June 28, 2010

Cool story: Senator overcomes cancer

Not to get all sappy on your butts, but this is pretty inspirational.

Read in the Associated Press today that US Senator Lautenberg of New Jersey says he's now free of cancer.

This dude is the Senate's oldest member of the Senate and he just beat cancer! He's 86 years old and was attending the Garden State Equality Dinner (a gay rights group, which also makes me really happy that he is a part of) when he let everyone know that his cancer has gone bye-bye.

What happened to this guy was that he fell down in his home a few months ago and when he was taken to the hospital for a bleeding ulcer, the doctors found B-cell lymphoma in his stomach. B-cell lymphoma is a kind of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Ouch.

That's a bunch of these little guys

Not what you want in your tummy.

After months of chemo, he is now free of cancer. Go Sen. Lautenberg!


  1. I read about this in the paper today! Are you from New Jersey?

  2. LOL this guy is funny, he spoke at my high school years and years ago. didnt know he had non-hodgkin lymphoma, but i'm glad he got that taken care of. woulda sucked to hear that he died

  3. 86 and beat cancer? Good for him! I've always liked that guy. How's your sister doing, Jenny?

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  5. Jack LawsonJune 28, 2010

    He was diagnosed in February and already beat it? Awesome!

  6. Meredith, nope, not from Jersey, just thought it was a cool story!

    Alice, Lucy is doing well. Went through her first stage of chemo last week.