Posts Tagged ‘Cancer’

Lance Armstrong Admits to Using PED’s

January 24, 2013

For years, Lance Armstrong has denied and ridiculed those who have accused him of using performance enhancing drugs during his career in cycling.

Armstrong has now ended a decade of denial by confessing to using PED’s in an interview with Oprah Winfrey. Confessing to using PED’s is a complete reversal for Armstrong after years of publicly denying the use through statements and interviews to protect his reputation.

Prior to his interview with Oprah, Armstrong made an emotional apology to the Livestrong charity that he founded after his battle with testicular cancer. Armstrong and many members of the organization were in tears after his speech when he urged them to continue their efforts in helping cancer patients.

In the past few years Armstrong has been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, lost his endorsements and was forced to leave his foundation. All of this came after many of his fellow teammates testified that Armstrong has used PED ‘s in a lengthy USDA report. Armstrong has been barred from competing in the elite triathlon, any running evcents and has a lifetime ban in cycling.

Many considered Armstrong a hero for winning seven consecutive Tour de France titles after his long battle with testicular cancer that had spread to his lungs and brain. Blair Stover believes that Lance Armstrong’s reputation will never fully recover after this dramatic confession.

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Kathy Bates Fighting Breast Cancer for Past Two Months

September 16, 2012

Another movie star is fighting cancer and this time it is TV and film star Kathy Bates. A couple of weeks ago Bates announced on Twitter that she had been “in hiding” due to breast cancer issues over the course of the past couple of months. The Oscar award-winning actress, if you recall, had already had a bout with ovarian cancer earlier this year. Blair Stover has more details below.

“Hey All, sorry for the long silence. I was diagnosed with breast cancer 2 months ago & am recovering from a double mastectomy”, Bates tweeted just recently.

Even though she has been through a rough time over the course of the past year, she hasn’t lost her sense of humor. In fact she went on to tweet this response: “I don’t miss my breasts as much as I miss Harry’s Law. ;-) Thanks for all the sweet tweets. Y’all kept me going.”

Bates went on to explain the situation further in a formal statement to TODAY. She talked about how it wasn’t any secret that she was already a cancer survivor for nine years and even though she had already been dealing with issues of ovarian cancer again, very few people knew about the breast cancer. Bates decided, after careful consideration, to undergo the double mastectomy procedure. She went on to say that she will not need chemo or radiation.

She seems like the same old Oscar award-winning actress we all love as she stated she is ready to get back to work. We wish her all the best!

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