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It rare for me to rant in here...but here it comes...

What are the qualifications for the IDIOTS who write articles on celebrities, particularly when they attempt to take on medical research?

Today's People magazine (read ONLY because of a long checkout and anticipated ignorance) states that "Only their close friends know why they split" followed immediately by comments of the "friend" who claims that their split, in part, was because CZJ was mortified about MD's HPV16 coming out.

A couple things:
-ARE people this stupid? This includes the article's author at the front of the line.
-Is it believable that the Douglas' haven't known for a long time what HPV16 is? And that (for these exact reasons which I TOTALLY understand and respect) he didn't talk about it when he first was diagnosed?

Ok, done. I feel awful for them, having tracked his progress since my Dad got diagnosed.


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Well it certainly didn't cause or contribute to my Oral Cancer - and I bitterly resent the inferences.


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It got you to pick the rag up. That's all those rags are about. Sensationalism sells. They could give a damn about what they say as long as they sell the rags. Unfortunately there are MANY stupid gullible, whatever people out there that actually believe what they read in these rags.


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Age 58 at Dx, HPV16+ SCC, Stage IV BOT+2 nodes, non smoker, casual drinker, exercise nut, Cisplatin x 3 & concurrent IMRT x 35,(70 Gy), no surgery, no Peg, Tx at Moffitt over Aug 06. Jun 07, back to riding my bike 100 miles a wk. Now doing 12 Spin classes and 60 outdoor miles per wk. Nov 13 completed Hilly Century ride for Cancer, 104 miles, 1st Place in my age group. Apr 2014 & 15, Spun for 9 straight hrs to raise $$ for YMCA's Livestrong Program. Certified Spin Instructor Jun 2014.
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There was a blurb on the TV news about their split over the weekend and I thought, "how long til the first pub blames it on the cause of his cancer." Didn't have time to blink--inaccurate and just plain wrong.

David, I understand the marketplace for sensationalized journalism. The motivation for picking it up (and not purchasing) was to see how OC is being misrepresented, and unfortunately the article exceeded my expectations.


Last edited by Caco; 09-04-2013 06:29 AM.

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Now please don't think I was including you or anyone on this site in my "MANY stupid gullible, whatever people out there".


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Age 58 at Dx, HPV16+ SCC, Stage IV BOT+2 nodes, non smoker, casual drinker, exercise nut, Cisplatin x 3 & concurrent IMRT x 35,(70 Gy), no surgery, no Peg, Tx at Moffitt over Aug 06. Jun 07, back to riding my bike 100 miles a wk. Now doing 12 Spin classes and 60 outdoor miles per wk. Nov 13 completed Hilly Century ride for Cancer, 104 miles, 1st Place in my age group. Apr 2014 & 15, Spun for 9 straight hrs to raise $$ for YMCA's Livestrong Program. Certified Spin Instructor Jun 2014.
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[quote=Roselvr]No clue what's going on; my posts are disappearing... [/quote]

People Magazine Michael Douglas - I lied; I actually had tongue cancer

Access Hollywood article Michael Douglas had tongue cancer, not throat cancer: my doctor said to lie

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Roselvr, to help with your posting problem, try not to copy/paste when making posts. Before you send you post, on the bottom always toggle the UBB Code to say both UBB and HTML. If you do both of those things and still have a problem posting, please let me know.


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[quote=ChristineB]Roselvr, to help with your posting problem, try not to copy/paste when making posts. Before you send you post, on the bottom always toggle the UBB Code to say both UBB and HTML. If you do both of those things and still have a problem posting, please let me know. [/quote]

That's what I partially did was some c/p. Is c/p not allowed here?

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It's not that it is not allowed, it sometimes copies/picks up some computer code in the process that cases an issue with how posts appear.


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