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    Kerry Fraser Diagnosed with Incurable Leukemia

    Former National Hockey League official Kerry Fraser announced on Friday that he has been diagnosed with essential thrombocythemia, a chronic blood disorder and an incurable form of cancer.

    Fraser said he learned of the diagnosis 10 days ago and announced it on NHL.com as the league starts its November Hockey Fights Cancer campaign for the 20th straight year.

    "I consider myself blessed that this rare disease was diagnosed before I had a stroke or heart attack," he wrote. "At 65, I was planning on living a healthy, full life for many more years.

    Now that I know I have this disease I can take extra precautions to keep my blood thinner and hopefully prevent a blood clot from hitting my heart or brain. My family gives me strength and a good reason to prioritize my goals in life."
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    We wish you well Kerry
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    The way he talks about it, it seems he can live a normal life, no? I hear "incurable" and "cancer" in the same sentence and it comes across as terminal, but I'm not reading it that way. Am I not reading it correctly ?
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    tough story
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    He should be ok. Just a lot more pain in the ass checkups.

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    Nobody should have to deal with cancer. Nobody. God speed Kerry.

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    I have that, it's not really cancer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Bateman View Post
    I have that, it's not really cancer
    Wow, sorry to hear that. How is it treated, controlled, etc ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey37 View Post
    Wow, sorry to hear that. How is it treated, controlled, etc ??
    I take a small dose of something called hydrea which is technically a chemo drug

    I was diagnosed 3 years ago and my platelets are under control now with no side effects. I just need to get blood tests every month


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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Bateman View Post
    I take a small dose of something called hydrea which is technically a chemo drug

    I was diagnosed 3 years ago and ky platlettes are under control now with no side effects. I just need to get blood tests every month


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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Bateman View Post
    I take a small dose of something called hydrea which is technically a chemo drug

    I was diagnosed 3 years ago and ky platlettes are under control now with no side effects. I just need to get blood tests every month


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    All the best to you, keep at it.

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    Thanks guys, its really not something i ever think about on a day to day basis and is really easy to manage


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