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Bonnie Franklin Fighting Pancreatic Cancer


by Anonymousreply 6603/01/2013

Oh no!

by Anonymousreply 109/24/2012

Poor woman will be gone in six months, at the most.

by Anonymousreply 209/24/2012

Good thing Bonnie did Y&R as she has now qualified for SAG medical benefits.

by Anonymousreply 309/24/2012

You know for a cancer they keep reporting is rare there sure are a lot of cases of it. I personally know two people who died from it.

by Anonymousreply 409/24/2012

Hold me, David. I'm scared.

by Anonymousreply 509/24/2012

Too soon, R5. Yeah.

by Anonymousreply 609/24/2012

She's not fighting it, she's losing, as does everyone with it.

by Anonymousreply 709/24/2012

The only thing rare about pancreatic cancer is surviving from it

by Anonymousreply 809/24/2012

I hate chemotherapy, but I love to tap!

by Anonymousreply 909/24/2012

sad even though I wasn't a fan of her show.

by Anonymousreply 1009/24/2012

Bonnie is 68. Ann was turning 36 when she had the talk to the mirror "midlife" crisis. Hope Bonnie makes it to 72.

by Anonymousreply 1109/24/2012

Up yours, R7!!!!!

Come on, Bonnie. Just use my example. Be misdiagnosed!

by Anonymousreply 1209/24/2012

Polyester turtleneck off-gassing: you can't tap that.

by Anonymousreply 1309/24/2012


by Anonymousreply 1409/24/2012

I hate chemotherapy, but I love to tap!

by Anonymousreply 1509/24/2012

Best wishes, Bonnie. I last saw her many years ago at the 1993 exhibition of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, and she was one of the many speakers there. She's a friend of the gay community and we should support her in her time of trial.

by Anonymousreply 1609/24/2012

r16 = Aviva

by Anonymousreply 1709/24/2012

Perhaps R[7] should get a dose of pancreatic cancer so she can post a flippant, nonchalant comment about her diagnosis.

by Anonymousreply 1809/24/2012

oh and R[7] can take R[8] with her.

by Anonymousreply 1909/24/2012

Sad news. :(

by Anonymousreply 2009/24/2012

F&F lesbeau @ R18

by Anonymousreply 2109/24/2012

Aren't there SOME pancreatic cancer long term survivors? I know they're rare, but there must be some.

Besides Patty Wettig on "Thirtysomething," I mean.

by Anonymousreply 2209/24/2012

I had the privelege of working with her last year. and she is an incredibly gracious and charming woman. Hoping the best for her.

by Anonymousreply 2309/24/2012

Well, 85-year old Charlotte Rae had pancreatic cancer a few years back, and she's completely recovered. She was fortunate in that the doctors caught it before it even showed any symptoms - and that's key. If they diagnose you after you're symptomatic, you're a goner.

by Anonymousreply 2409/24/2012

All that "dammit" rage had to eat her up eventually.

by Anonymousreply 2509/24/2012

She's dealing with it One day at a Time.

by Anonymousreply 2609/24/2012

I can't imagine how bad her overacting will be now

DAMN IT Julie.

by Anonymousreply 2709/24/2012

This won't end well.

by Anonymousreply 2809/24/2012

[quote]This won't end well.

Yeah she may get better.

by Anonymousreply 2909/24/2012

Poor woman. She'll be dead too soon. Pancreatic cancer is fucking ruthless.

by Anonymousreply 3009/24/2012

[quote]Aren't there SOME pancreatic cancer long term survivors? I know they're rare, but there must be some.

What R24 said.

Pancreatic cancer has to be detected and treated extremely early. Otherwise, you wind up worm meat real fast.

by Anonymousreply 3109/24/2012

[quote]Perhaps R[7] should get a dose of pancreatic cancer so she can post a flippant, nonchalant comment about her diagnosis.

Douchebag. Those comments aren't flippant. Those comments are simple truths. Pancreatic cancer is a death sentence, and a quick, painful one at that. People who are newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer barely have enough time to get their affairs in order and spend some final quality time with their loved ones before they die. For you to wish pancreatic cancer on someone is disgusting.

by Anonymousreply 3209/24/2012

R32-Disgusting??..on DL??:)

by Anonymousreply 3309/25/2012

This is it!

by Anonymousreply 3409/25/2012

There are also different types of pancreatic cancer that have different survival rates.

by Anonymousreply 3509/25/2012

Today is Bonnie's last appearance on Y&R

Might be her final acting appearance.

by Anonymousreply 3609/25/2012

What is it that we're living for?

by Anonymousreply 3709/25/2012

DAMMIT Cancer!

by Anonymousreply 3809/25/2012

Hold me David, I'm scared!!

by Anonymousreply 3909/25/2012

Marilyn Horne, the opera signer, as well as Ruthie Bader Ginsburg of the Supremes, both recovered from pancreatic cancer.

by Anonymousreply 4009/25/2012

I've never liked Mackenzie Phillips, and I know she loves to fight, but that was an awful thing for Bonnie to call her.

by Anonymousreply 4109/25/2012

Early detection is the key and I'm hoping to be one of the few who do survive pancreatic cancer. I was diagnosed 18 months ago...went through surgery and chemo. As of right now, all tests are evidence of disease. I count my blessings every day.

by Anonymousreply 4209/25/2012

Fine Pancreas...


by Anonymousreply 4309/25/2012

What are the early warning signs r42?

Glad your doing well..hope the best for Ms. Franklin.

by Anonymousreply 4409/25/2012

The best to you R[42]

by Anonymousreply 4509/25/2012

I'm R42...there were no warning signs. As my oncologist said, I was unluckily lucky. I went to my doctor because I was having the same problem with irritable bowel that I had been dealing with for ten years. He wanted an ultra sound just to rule out gall bladder problems. That was when the tumor was accidentally found and the problems and discomfort I was having were not in the least associated with the cancer. It was only by accident/chance/luck that the tumor was discovered.

by Anonymousreply 4609/25/2012

Good work, R42. Hugs and love!

by Anonymousreply 4709/25/2012

My Dad died of this. He had a diagnosis of diabetes and then months later they said he didn't have it. I didn't know then, but I know now that a suspicious diabetes diagnosis can be a sign. He also had a colonoscopy months prior that didn't pick it up. It probably wouldn't have been in time to save him, but it made me think that if he had had a virtual colonoscopy it would have picked it up.

by Anonymousreply 4809/25/2012

We can all hope and pray that she will be able to beat this but, on the end, it's the Lord that will decide.

by Anonymousreply 4909/25/2012

(((R42))) Hugs, pal.

by Anonymousreply 5009/25/2012

Most people who are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer die, don't they? When you start showing the symptoms, it's too late. Most die with 6-12months after diagnosis. Patrick Swayze lived longer than most.

by Anonymousreply 5109/25/2012

Wow r42. I'm so glad that it was caught.

This makes me sad.

by Anonymousreply 5209/25/2012

R42, if you went through surgery and not just chemo, I believe that is a good sign! Keep us posted. I don't know if you're spiritually inclined, but I have a sister who belongs to a prayer group (no they're not bible beaters, just a gaggle of old women who seem to have "magical" charms). They will be happy to include you in their circle. I'll phone her tomorrow.

by Anonymousreply 5309/25/2012

It was awful her former co-stars commented on this:

Mackenzie Phillips: "Bitch fired me when I was in the gutter trying to fight drugs. I had no insurance and couldn't get the help I so desperately needed. Bitch.

Mary Louise Wilson: Bitch fired me 'cause I was funnier than her.

Pat Harrington: She kept saying Pat was a girl's name.

Howard Hesseman: Was I on that show?

Glenn Scarpelli: She called me a stupid little queer. She was right.

Boyd Gaines: I've won every award a guy can win on Broadway.

Shelley Fabares: That bitch keeps asking me to get her a job.

Nanette Fabray: I'm still alive? Well what do you know.

Valerie Bertinelli: After she goes, can I have her portion?

by Anonymousreply 5401/10/2013

Goddamn you, R13--I nearly spit out my coffee.

by Anonymousreply 5501/11/2013

Is Bonnie Franklin a heavy smoker/drinker? It's not always the cause, but it is frequently linked to pancreatic cancer.

by Anonymousreply 5601/11/2013

My best friend lingered for about 3 years after his diagnosis (at age 42) after two rounds of chemo/radiation, removal of his pancreas, and finally the removal of about 80% of his stomach. His quality of life was abysmal at the end. It was so unfair for him to have to go through that and absolute hell to watch.

Godspeed to Ms. Franklin.

by Anonymousreply 5701/11/2013

RIP Bonnie Franklin

by Anonymousreply 5803/01/2013

Not anymore.

by Anonymousreply 5903/01/2013

Sad ending. but she had a good life. Her mother is alive at 101. I hope she has good people taking care of her.

by Anonymousreply 6003/01/2013


by Anonymousreply 6103/01/2013

Mary Louise Wilson was on ONE DAY AT A TIME? As who?

by Anonymousreply 6203/01/2013

Ginny Roblicki

by Anonymousreply 6303/01/2013

Do they also call that sweatbreads?

by Anonymousreply 6403/01/2013

I wish they'd auction celebrity tumor sites for charity - Franklin's pancreas, Lee Remick's kidney, Ann Bancroft's uterus, Gilda Radner's ovary, Ingrid Bergman's tit, Anne Baxter's medulla oblongata. We hear so much about them - they should be displayed.

by Anonymousreply 6503/01/2013
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