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Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:06 AM

 

Joe Biden's press secretary diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer

Joe Biden's national press secretary, TJ Ducklo, announced on Saturday that he has been diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer, but said he will continue to work through the rest of the 2020 presidential campaign.

Ducklo shared a series of tweets explaining why he has been absent from the campaign trail as of late and said he will be starting his treatment on Monday.


"Some upsetting news to share & explanation for why Iíve been MIA recently: after a bunch of tests, Iíve been diagnosed [with] metastatic lung cancer. Which sucks a lot. Iím starting treatment Monday, & my doctors -- who have been incredible -- believe we can get this into remission," he said.

"The outpouring of support and encouragement Iíve already received from family, colleagues and friends has been overwhelming in the best way, and has already made me feel like I have an army behind me to fight this piece of shit disease," he continued.


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Response to TidalWave46 (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:08 AM

1. Dedicated to continuing. Now, that is poignant.

 

I wish him the very best.
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Response to TidalWave46 (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:12 AM

2. Prayers . . .

 

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Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:15 AM

3. omg he is 31

 

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Response to TidalWave46 (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:23 AM

4. Get well soon, TJ Ducklo. eom

 

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Response to TidalWave46 (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:52 AM

5. Good luck TJ.

 

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Response to TidalWave46 (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:57 AM

6. Good lord!

 

My mother was diagnosed with the same thing.

She was dead in 3 months!

I don't know if it if possible to survive metastatic lung cancer, but if it is, I wish him the very best.

How sad indeed!



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Tue Jan 14, 2020, 11:46 AM

7. Bless his heart. Wishing him a full recovery.

 

Hopefully his youth will be a positive factor in his fight and recovery! We have a friend who was diagnosed stage 4 last year. Heís always been healthy and kept himself in good shape. Anyway, heís doing very well Iím happy to say. He went through the recommended treatment, his doc keeps a close eye on things and so far so good. Heís about 30 years older than this young man so if heís had good results, itís possible Mr Ducklo will have equally good results!! Sending him healing vibes for sure!
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Tue Jan 14, 2020, 11:48 AM

8. Another thread on this, for more responses to the news:

 

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1287389676
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Response to TidalWave46 (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 03:34 PM

9. How awful for him!

 

All my sympathies and best wishes for him!

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Response to TidalWave46 (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 04:49 PM

10. This is always sad to hear

 

Even more so in a young person. Awful disease!

Good luck to him.

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Response to TidalWave46 (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 05:24 PM

11. My Uncle died of something similar.

 

I'm not sure it was specifically lung cancer, and it's kind of a sore spot so I'm not really keen on asking around about it. It was a bit of a late diagnosis and had moved to his brain/lungs. He lived for about a year after diagnosis and treatment, but it just breaks my heart when I think about the physical decline that preceded his death.

I wish TJ and his family well.
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