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cww71964
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I have been a Miami Dolphins fan all my life, this guy was great during his time with the team. He now faces the same opponent as we do.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/01/25/2606165/miami-dolphins-great-mark-duper.html

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Texas_wedge
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Ain't that the truth! Thanks for flagging up such a great story.

After all his hospital visiting and charity work for cancer, no-one better deserved a lucky break. How amazing that it was while raising money for cancer work that he sensed something was wrong with him. He's obviously a truly great guy and a splendid role model.

I was cheered to hear about the golf because I'm 7 weeks odd post-op. and planning to play 3 rounds this week.

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MikeK703
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Mark Duper's tumor was the size of a football? That's a pretty big tumor considering the size of a football is about 56 cm. And a 95% chance that it has not spread? Doesn't sound right but I hope so for his sake.

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Texas_wedge
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I had the same thought Mike. However, a few weeks ago a golfing friend's wife had a 'football-sized' tumour removed - they had to remove 3 ribs to get it out. I wasn't told what sort it was but within a few weeks she was happily walking around the golf course!! She was unaware of it until her GP said she noticed a small lump and suggested a scan.

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MikeK703
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I wasn't surprised by the size of the tumor. I was surprised by the 95% chance of not having spread. If reported correctly, it seems overly optimistic.

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Texas_wedge
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Agreed. I should have added that my friend's wife's prognosis was said to be good with no great anxiety about spread - amazed me (and I remain silently sceptical).

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