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Kessel has testicular cancer :(

Postby Shinoix on Tue Dec 12, 2006 12:57 am

http://cbs4boston.com/local/local_story_345230707.html

I wish the kid well, this isn't cool. So much of a career ahead of him, I hope he's back on track soon!
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Postby tjand72 on Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:02 am

Well, that explains the "non-hockey" reason for him being out. Good luck to him and his family.
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Postby careyz8 on Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:55 am

Damn, cancer is nothing to joke about. Yeah, testicular cancer may be very curable, but its still cancer. My uncle went into remission twice with thyroid (sp.) cancer, before passing to cancer, that had spread throughout his upper body, this September.
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Postby mikey287 on Tue Dec 12, 2006 2:03 am

All along I called him a bust and was very down on him going in to this season, but this isn't how I wanted things to go down at all...hopefully the promising news that the article gives (that it is curable) comes true for him...
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Postby PensBeerGeek on Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:32 am

Well, so much for the media respecting the family's wish for privacy............

To be honest, I thought it would be about "personal issues" or substance abuse (I've heard about Kessel's drinking habits, and they weren't particularly healthy)....but cancer is scary.

I wish Phil the best to get over his disease, and that he can come back and be the player we all know he can be.
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Re: Kessel has testicular cancer :(

Postby penny lane on Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:12 am

Shinoix wrote:http://cbs4boston.com/local/local_story_345230707.html

I wish the kid well, this isn't cool. So much of a career ahead of him, I hope he's back on track soon!


wish him well in his recovery.

Hope these sources are reprimanded, HIPPA & FERPA laws serious.
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Postby Ron` on Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:32 am

That's horrible news and I hope he recovers fully.
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Postby Jerez on Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:51 am

Rico Fata went through this, what, 2-3 years ago? Maybe he will have some supporting words for the kid.
This is a very curable cancer, though, so odds are greatly with him.

I know I haven't been a big fan of his, but I hope he's back on the ice very soon, as he's very talented and it's obvious hockey is his passion.
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Postby nexguy66 on Tue Dec 12, 2006 11:39 am

Maybe he will "Lance Armstrong" this thing and come back with a force...
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Postby dman66 on Tue Dec 12, 2006 12:28 pm

thats horrible news. hopefully he gets well soon and makes a quick recovery
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Postby EagleMorph on Tue Dec 12, 2006 2:21 pm

nexguy66 wrote:Maybe he will "Lance Armstrong" this thing and come back with a force...


Even though he's with the Bruins, and therefore an enemy to Penguins fans, I hope that is the case. Even with half as much determination, he'd be one of the best in the league.

It'd be great for Phil for that to happen.
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Kessel called courageous

Postby Draftnik on Sun Dec 17, 2006 12:03 pm

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